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A Call to Accountability and Action: Philanthropy and Anti-Black Racism

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WRAG STATEMENT | We continue to see the dangers of resisting and rejecting the history and injustices that Black individuals, families, and communities have faced for centuries, and this moment in time is the most recent one as the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Amhaud Arbery have unleashed a new wave of pain, fear, and outrage across the United States that has escalated to global protests and calls for both accountability and action.

PUBLIC STATEMENT | Washington, DC Deserves Pandemic Relief Funding Equal to States

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On April 21st, nearly 30 philanthropic, business and nonprofit leaders joined WRAG in a public statement calling for fair and equitable treatment of the District of Columbia as part of federal stimulus legislation related to the COVID-19 crisis. Signers included the Greater Washington Board of Trade, Federal City Council, Maryland Philanthropy Network, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers, and a host of philanthropic organizations across the Greater Washington region. >Read the full statement.

Blog Post: At the Intersection of Immigrant Justice and Racial Equity

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Last month, WRAG's Racial Equity Working Group hosted a community briefing & conversation to explore the intersection of immigrant justice and racial justice. In this blog post, REWG member Claudia Williams (Washington Area Women's Foundation) shares strategies for how philanthropy can effectively partner and support the pro-immigrant movement

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Journalism Fellows Project: Overcoming Violence in My City

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Last year WRAG launched the Journalism Fellows Project to share our platform with youth of color in this region who are often written about, but are rarely asked their perspectives on the issues facing their communities and families. In the latest edition, we hear from Thomas Kent, 2019 graduate of Richard Wright Public Charter School in DC, about the impact of violence in his neighborhood.


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