Girls Across Borders: Funding a Transnational Movement
with and for Girls of Color
Thanks to the efforts of activists and advocates, the vibrant movement for girls of color is growing! This moment has called for more philanthropic resources that have a global analysis directed to the movements that center girls of color. We are honored to host this year’s convening in Puerto Rico, an island with an incredibly powerful and resilient movement history.
REIMAGINING SAFETY: A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE MOVEMENTS CENTERING ALL GIRLS OF COLOR
On June 7, 2017, more than 125 funders met for an all-day convening in New York for an urgent conversation about safety and girls of color. At the convening we heard from girls of color most impacted by interpersonal and state violence and how movements are responding. We explored how funders can best support efforts working to create safety. We focused on intersecting safety concerns facing girls of color, as prioritized by those leading movements.
EXPLORING THE POWER OF BLACK GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES
More than a hundred funders met in New York City on May 19, 2016 for an all-day meeting exploring how anti-blackness shows up in the lives of black girls, their power and leadership in movements, and how philanthropy can support them. This first convening was designed as a first step toward a new dialogue and movement among funders to chart what’s needed, create opportunities for collaboration, and articulate a shared vision to shift the philanthropic sector.