The COVID-19 pandemic and recession have exposed and deepened our current economy’s structural weaknesses and inequalities. Increasing political polarization, spiraling economic inequality, conflict over who belongs (particularly along lines of race, ethnicity and national origin), and rising fascism are all putting our democracy at risk. Join this session to hear from funder colleagues on how they are supporting policy advocacy, organizing and civic engagement strategies to build a more inclusive and equitable economy and democracy. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect and react to the panel discussion and share a question or takeaway this discussion brings up for them in small breakouts at the end of the program.
- Laine Romero-Alston, Open Society Foundation (moderator)
- Carmen Rojas, Marguerite Casey Foundation
- Justin Maxson, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
Hosted by: Economic Opportunity Funders, Funders' Committee for Civic Participation and Funders for a Just Economy
Cosponsors: Philanthropy New York
This is the final program of our Post-Election Virtual Funder Learning Series.