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WHO HAS THE RIGHT? expanding the rights of individuals, communities, and nature as a key strategy for sustainability

This just in from our friends over at Sustainable Path: WHO HAS THE RIGHT? expanding the rights of individuals, communities, and nature as a key strategy for sustainability Much effort has been placed on establishing and enforcing environmental laws that define “safe” levels of toxic chemicals or require environmental disclosures for new development but do not, in the end, promote a healthy and sustainable world. Is this the most effective path to a better future? Given the past successes to expand human rights in achieving social progress, should we consider establishing the rights of people to an unpolluted body, the right to a healthy environment, the rights of local governments to prevent corporations from operating polluting or damaging businesses in their communities, and the rights of nature? SPEAKERS: Dr. Katherine Davies, Director of the Center for Creative Change, Antioch University Thomas Linzey Esq., Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund LOCATION: Downstairs at Town Hall Eighth and Seneca, Seattle SCHEDULE: Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 pm Seminar: 6:30 to 8:30 pm Conversation: 8:30 to 9:00 pm TO PURCHASE TICKETS FROM $5-$15: www.brownpapertickets.com (search for Sustainable Path Foundation) FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.sustainablepath.org QUESTIONS: 206-443-8464 or [email protected] Read more
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Job Postings: Three F/T Positions available at NYWF

The New York Women’s Foundation has three available employment opportunities: - Communications Manager - Director of Development Operations - Program Associate Please see the link below for more information. http://www.nywf.org/job_opportunity.html ABOUT NEW YORK WOMEN’S FOUNDATION The New York Women’s Foundation is a voice for women and a force for change. We are a cross-cultural alliance of women catalyzing partnerships and leveraging human and financial capital to achieve sustained economic security and justice for women and girls. With fierce determination, we mobilize hearts, minds and resources to create an equitable and just future for women, families and communities in New York City. Read more
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EPIP NY releases 2011 Mid-Year Report

EPIP-NY released it’s first-ever mid-year report in 2011. Results from the report were shared during the recent Open Membership Meeting and highlighted the chapter’s accomplishments thus far. The report covered accomplishments from all five sub-committees: programs, networking, finance, communications and leadership development. And it projected activities for Q3 & Q4. Noted sub-committee changes such as renaming & refocusing Membership Services to Leadership Development and Networking to Networking/Partnerships were just a couple of the ways that EPIP-NY is being bold and intentional about the quality of it’s service provisions for members and the philanthropic community. Click this link to read the full report: http://db.tt/TwGPEje Let us know what you think! EPIP-NY Read more
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EPIP NY hosts Open Membership Meeting & Fall Kick-Off Mixer

Last Thursday, September 15th, in co-sponsorship with The Citibank Foundation, EPIP-NY hosted it’s Fall 2011 Open Membership Meeting & Kick-Off events. The meeting included an introduction to the current steering committee, a review of the first chapter mid-year report, upcoming activities, the new chapter website, and a candid discussion with meeting attendees about how EPIP-NY can best serve its members. The meeting was followed by our annual Fall Kick-Off mixer, which this year was held at Opia. Hor d’ouevres and cocktails, including our very own happy hour special, The EPIPer, were plentiful as members chatted about everything from the national conference, to summer vacations, to the start of the football season. Next Event: [MEMBERS ONLY] October 25th, 12p-2p. Career Development for Emerging Leaders with Rafael Lopez, Assoc Director, Talent Management and Leadership Development, Annie E Casey Foundation. Email [email protected] for more information. ———————————————————————————–   Some comments from Meeting Attendees: –       Learning grantmaking when coming into the field. What makes philanthropy unique. How can I become the best at my job. –       I would like to connect with other members who are studying or graduated from graduate programs. How do you determine what graduate programs to choose? Which are most “leverageable” within the field? can those programs help you to achieve your goals? How do you maintain a healthy Work/School Balance? –       I attended a Social Justice Philanthropology workshop and would like to continue discussions from this workshop. –       More debates. –   […] Read more
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Join the EPIP Seattle Steering Committee!

EPIP Seattle is looking for new talented young professionals to join the Steering Committee and lead our local chapter's activities in 2012.

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Green Women, Healthy Voices - Community Event

“The bottom line is that people just can’t afford good food. So we don’t buy the good food, we buy the cheapest food we know – the bad food – because it’s cheap and affordable.” - Violet Lavatai, Skyway resident & single parent Join the Women in the Green Economy Project for the release of their report from their Southeast Seattle survey of low-income women and women of color about their needs and priorities for the green economy. The issue of economic access to healthy foods has emerged as a top priority and as such, they have formed a grassroots “Food Access” committee to work on the issue. Read more about Got Green and the project by clicking here. WHAT: “Green Women, Healthy Voices” Community Event WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2011 12 – 2pm WHERE: South Lake School, 8601 Rainier Ave S, Seattle Read more
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Caring Across Generations: A Campaign for Jobs, Justice and the Transformation of Care

Caring Across Generations:  A Campaign for Jobs, Justice and the Transformation of Care September 27, 2011, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street Presenters include Ai-Jen Poo, Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Sarita Gupta, Executive Director of Jobs with Justice. The Ford Foundation’s Quality Employment and Democratic Participation Units, along with our partners,  the Jewish Funds for Justice, the NFG Working Group on Community and the Open Society, Ms and Rockefeller Foundations, cordially invite you to a funder strategy meeting on September 27, 2011. The visionary Caring Across Generationscampaign is the initial building block in what could be one of the most transformative movement-building efforts of this time, and we hope that you will join us to learn about it, celebrate its evolution and help build strategies to ensure its success.  This briefing opens the Ford Foundation’s Democracy, Rights and Justice Program’s Organizing Renaissance USA series: four funder briefings focused on cutting edge developments in organizing and movement building. Lunch will be provided and there will be a closing reception from 5:00 – 6:30 PM. The attached invitation gives more details about the Caring Across Generations briefing — please share it with your funder networks (and forgive any duplicate postings!) Please direct questions to Alta Starr, Program Officer, Democracy, Rights and Justice ([email protected]),  or Laine Romero-Alston, Program Officer, Assets ([email protected]). RSVP to Sharon Geremia, Senior Program Assistant ([email protected]). Read more
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Job Opportunity: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is currently hiring: Program Associate, San Francisco Bay Area Program Read more
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Inland Empire Learning Tour

Inside the Inland Empire: A Case Study in Cross-Issue Grantmaking Where: Ontario When: September 13th and 14th, 2011 For more information, visit www.nfg.org Join the Neighborhood Funders Group’s Working Group on Labor and Community Partnerships and the Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrant and Refugees (GCIR) as we explore the connection of our issues and grantmaking to improve the working, living and community conditions in two counties that are a microcosm of the issues that the US is struggling with today. This Learning Tour will include: panel discussions with local and national activists leaders and organizers demanding and making change in the Inland Empire; academics who study the issues occurring in these communities. Read more
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Job Opportunities

International Development Exchange (IDEX) is hiring:Director of Philanthropic Partnerships Harvard University, San Francisco Development Office is hiring:Staff Assistant, FAS West Coast Development , Job #24541BR Teen Success is hiring: Program Manager This newly-established non-profit is looking for a Program Manager to oversee the training and implementation of new support groups for teen mothers throughout California. Interested candidates should sent a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Read more
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