Originally Aired September 6th, 2017
The 2016 election surfaced a strain of white nationalism that has shocked many around the nation in its potency and popular appeal. As recent events in Charlottesville and other cities have shown, the actors behind this movement are not just fringe groups. Rather, they are more organized, more strategic, more influential and more dangerous than many of us believed. These groups are now affecting policy at multiple levels of government and engaging in direct acts of violence and intimidation against people of color, women, LGBTQ people and others. It is therefore becoming more important than ever to understand how these groups operate and how they can be resisted.
Listen to an exploration of the structures and strategies of organized hate, and how funders can learn from the experiences of the national and grassroots groups working to counteract them as a critical part of the work toward equity and racial justice.
Alex Amend, Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center
Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Co-Executive Director, Highlander Research and Education Center
Scot Nakagawa, Senior Partner, ChangeLab
Tarso Luís Ramos, Executive Director, Political Research Associates
Stephanie Teatro, Co-Executive Director, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
Tamir Novotny, Executive Director, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Lori Villarosa, Executive Director, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity
About the presenters:
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, a project of Tides, is a network of rising foundation and nonprofit leaders working to build a more just, equitable and sustainable world. We support and organize our members in order to diversify philanthropy’s leadership and promote excellence and equity in the practice of philanthropy.
Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE)
The goal of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) is to increase the amount and effectiveness of resources aimed at combating institutional and structural racism through capacity building, education and convening of grantmakers and grantseekers.
Since its founding in 2010, Pillars has invested over $2 Million in opportunities for American Muslims to tell their own stories, become leaders and fight bias through the media, arts, public discourse and civil society. At Pillars, our values drive us to not only invest in the most thoughtful and inspiring ideas but also to harness our collective resources to serve our own communities and contribute broadly to the world around us.
CHANGE Philanthropy is a coalition of philanthropic infrastructure groups advocating for equity in and through philanthropy. Members include EPIP and PRE, as well as the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Neighborhood Funders Group, ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities, and more.
Other related resources:
- Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights (IREHR) analysis of Charlottesville, Virginia events - Standing at the Crossroads
- Report from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society - Legalizing Othering - The United States of Islamaphobia
- Political Research Associates - Pre-Unite the Right Rally analysis
- PRA - Skin in the Game: How Antisemitism Animates White Nationalism
- Southern Poverty Law Center - Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy
Leonard Zeskind (book) - Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream (FSG 2009)
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