Our Executive Director Karundi Williams recently joined the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the National Council on Responsible Philanthropy, and a panel of dynamic nonprofit Black leaders for a public conversation on how philanthropy can help realize a more just and equitable world beyond February.
Her fellow speakers included Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, Founder & President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC); Raymond Pierce, President and CEO, Southern Education Foundation and Nana Gyamfi, Executive Director, Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI).
They had a very candid conversation that touched on the current trend within philanthropy to invest in racial equity and Black-led organizing and social change organizations. Karundi, and all of the other panelists, made it very clear that Black-liberation – and the liberation of all marginalized and oppressed groups – is not trendy, and should be funded with the urgency these issues require.
You can watch the video of that conversation below.