Racial Gerrymandering: A Fundamental Threat to Equity

When: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:00pm EDT
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The 2021-2022 redistricting cycle that follows the 2020 Census offers communities an opportunity to address systemic inequities and achieve fair distribution of resources and representation for the next decade. Racial gerrymandering (the drawing of district lines so as to dilute an ethnic community’s fair representation) has occurred through redistricting processes across the country over decades; it is a modern-day form of voter suppression and a tool that reinforces institutional racism. 

Join FCCP and the Fair Representation in Redistricting initiative for an engaging panel discussion to understand the implications of redistricting on racial equity, how groups are organizing to ensure fair representation, and how funders can engage to support this critical, nonpartisan, democracy work.

Speakers
Prentiss Haney, Ohio Student Association
Rachel Mayes, Southern Echo 
Gilda (Gigi) Pedraza, Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia)
Evan Bacalao, Open Society Foundations (moderator)

Cosponsors:
Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, Climate and Energy Funders Group, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, Economic Opportunity Funders, Florida Philanthropic Network, Health & Environmental Funders Network, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Maryland Philanthropy Network, Philanthropy Massachusetts, Philanthropy New York, United Philanthropy Forum, and Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.

Note: This webinar is open only to those affiliated with a philanthropic institution, e.g. foundation, affinity group, donor advisor, etc.

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