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Policy Pathways to Power

The leadership and contribution of Black-led organizations are intrinsically valuable to a robust and equitable society. This is why we are inviting you to join us at Policy Pathways to Power on June 16, at 6:00 pm.

Our panel of leaders, activists and funders will share the current landscape of public policy, and how we can better understand the policies that affect us. This is an opportunity to coordinate with you on a Black policy agenda for Massachusetts.

We look forward to joining you in this work!

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Creating an Equitable Economic System

 

How do we create a more just society? What does it mean to create equity after over 400 years of bias? What is the knowledge needed to change the foundation of the United States’ economic ecosystem?

Find the answers to these questions and more in this conversation, moderated by Bithiah Carter and including Dorothy A. Brown, Reverend Damon Lynch III, and Nia Evans.

This is not a conversation on ‘financial literacy’ but an in-depth look at financial revelations. It will lift up the stench of persistent and pervasive racial bias that exists within the current economic system, including taxes, and how we can chase solutions to expedite Black economic growth.

Register for this webinar right here.

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Chasing the More Equitable Side of Philanthropy

The first confirmed case of COVID 19 arrived in the United States on January 15, 2020. Three months later, the world watched Derick Chauvin kneel on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, killing this unarmed civilian in broad daylight.

These twin pandemics woke up the foundation world. A pouring out of philanthropic dollars began flowing to Black-led community organizations, fueling BlackLivesMatter and the like. Support for racial justice and equity now is the call. While the outpouring is appreciated, where do we go from here? Are we on the brink of a movement? Or is this just a moment? Join our moderator, Bithiah Carter, and five of the sharpest advisors on equity in Boston as we explore this phenomenal moment in philanthropy with opening remarks from Klare Shaw.

Register here for this webinar.

Giving Boston and The Twin Pandemics: From Moment to Movement

“Giving Boston 2022 and The Twin Pandemics: From Moment to Movement” is the first of a two-part series of reports examining philanthropy in Greater Boston. Produced by New England Blacks in Philanthropy (NEBiP), the report was developed over the course of two years, a time marked by a unique series of historic events, including the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the deaths of numerous Black and Latino/a/x U.S. citizens at the hands of police officers.”

 

To download: click the down arrow to the top left of the report. To enlarge click the box next to the magnifying glass below.

 

Chasing the More Equitable Side of Philanthropy

The first confirmed case of COVID 19 arrived in the United States on January 15, 2020. Three months later, the world watched Derick Chauvin kneel on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, killing this unarmed civilian in broad daylight.

These twin pandemics woke up the foundation world. A pouring out of philanthropic dollars began flowing to Black-led community organizations, fueling BlackLivesMatter and the like. Support for racial justice and equity now is the call. While the outpouring is appreciated, where do we go from here? Are we on the brink of a movement? Or is this just a moment? Join our moderator, Bithiah Carter, and five of the sharpest advisors on equity in Boston as we explore this phenomenal moment in philanthropy with opening remarks from Klare Shaw.

Register here for this webinar.

Join NEBIP on October 27th for #TheCouchConversations: Let My Crown Be Free!

Join NEBIP at 6pm on October 27th as we discuss the next installment of #TheCouchConversations: Let My Crown Be Free.

Joined by an esteemed panel of guests including: Matthew Cherry author and creator of “Hair Love” and the accompanying Oscar Winning short film, Zenda Walker, author of “Zara’s Wash Day,” and Yvette Modestin of the“Hair Story Project”, NEBiP will discuss how historically, Black hair has always been politicized in the United States.

From the Louisiana Tigon laws of the 1700’s that sought to subjugate and enslave Black women, to the social cues today that keep Black women guessing whether or not their natural hair is “workplace appropriate”, join us as we discuss Black women can finally just let their crowns be free.

You don’t want to miss this event! Make sure to register to receive all pertinent details here.

Dr. Leon Bailey Jr. Fund

A graduate of New York Theological Seminary, Dr. Leon Bailey Jr. has long admired the many donors who start endowments at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. Though their interests may be different, fund founders share a common bond with each other: They are all charitably-minded.

In that vein, Dr. Bailey, a member of The Foundation’s senior leadership team, was inspired to create a donor advised fund in 2017.

“I believe in The Community Foundation’s mission and product, and felt by establishing this endowed fund my engagement in this community could be strengthened.”

Dr. Bailey’s fund represents the melding of several critically important areas of his life: religion, employee benefits and social justice. It will support efforts to further various causes.

And, social justice — whatever that may look like in the future — will have a small voice of support.

The Couch Conversations Presents- Defund The Police: One Year Later

As we continue to reconcile with the glaringly disparate treatment of Black people by the police force in the United States, join NEBiP and Lieutenant Edwin Raymond of the New York Police Department, Mr. Sean Ellis, activist and subject of Netflix’s Trial 4 as well Mr. Zach Norris, author of Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons, and Punishment, three leaders across various fields in the criminal justice sector to learn, from each of their perspectives, what Defund the Police means and how they see the future of criminal justice for Black Communities. Then, join the conversation as we discuss how Black philanthropy can help to further the conversation around policing and police brutality in order for us to ultimately create the world that we want to live in.

 

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New England Blacks in Philanthropy presents: Caretakers, Risk Takers and Trailblazers: Women Smashing the Caste System of COVID

As we move toward the inflection point of COVID-19, meet Black women who are at the forefront of change.  This Women’s History Month, join NEBiP on March 18th at 6PM for a conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine, with health professionals leading the charge from the top of their fields and who will help to demystify the rhetoric surrounding the vaccine and its impact on our community.   

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The #CouchConversations Presents: Castes and the Underbelly of American Racism

New England Blacks in Philanthropy (NEBiP) is honored to host Isabel Wilkerson, New York Times best selling author of ‘The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents’, to our #CouchConversation on Thursday, October 22 at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Attendance for this event is free, however, registration is required. Click HERE to register today!