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Securing our People, Securing the Future

May 15 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Session Description: The world can often feel like an unsafe place, with the risk of random acts of violence looming in our psyches and fed by news cycles eager to deliver sensationalistic content. For those with marginalized identities or political beliefs, there is an added layer of risk for targeted harassment, threats and violence that often stem from right-wing hostilities. From the Pulse nightclub shooting, to the Charleston church massacre, to the recent killings of Palestinian Americans in Illinois and Vermont, our history is littered with painful manifestations of hate. For organizations led by and for communities at risk of violence, their physical places of work, as well as their online presence, present real risks to their safety and security. With election-year xenophobic rhetoric picking up amidst a backdrop of an international humanitarian crisis, philanthropy plays a pivotal role in determining whether frontline organizations will have the resources they need to shore up their physical and digital safety. This session will explore how movement leaders and funders are approaching safety and security, and how other grantmakers can contribute to the well-being of the movement ecosystem. This event is being made possible by a collaboration with other Philanthropy Serving Organizations from across the country including: Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, New York and Illinois.

Audience: This event is open to all current WPN members.

RSVP: Please use this link to RSVP. You'll be able to add call-in details to your personal calendar once you RSVP.

Questions: For questions about this event or any other WPN program related activities please don’t hesitate to contact Kristi Anderson - Director, Programs and Research - at kanderson@wiphilanthropy.org.



May 15
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT