In celebration of Black Philanthropy Month we invite you to join us for an intimate evening of story sharing and community reflection. This event is hosted by Resource Generation and North Star Fund, and is an opportunity for us to elevate the rich history and connection between justice and giving in Black communities.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Northstar Fund’s office: 520 8th Avenue, #2203, NY 10018
Program starts at 6:30
Light refreshments served
“No building bears their names. No boardroom displays their portraits. No foundation sustains their legacy. And yet, the philanthropists best known to me are the ones in my family, church and hometown. These are people who showed a profound love for humankind and taught me about giving.”
~ Valaida Fullwood, Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists
In this beautiful new book by Valaida Fullwood, we can see the history and impact of Black philanthropy. From the early years of giving that established the Black churches which provided a literal and figurative
sanctuary for civil rights work, to the more recent philanthropic engagement of communities dedicated to economic and racial justice, Valaida’s work comes a critical moment in time. After the verdict of injustice for Trayvon Martin, we are in an important moment of reflection about resourcing the self-determination and safety of Black communities.
Join us, in community, to hear stories from the book and share your own, to meet each other and to reflect and act together. Please RSVP to Simone Sneed at firstname.lastname@example.org.