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There's No Democracy Without Protest

March 4, 2019

Threats to the right to protest have caught the liberal funding community in the US unprepared, but the response is gathering momentum Traditionally, while American foundations have supported the protection of these rights abroad only a handful of funders – such as environmental and rights funders the 11th Hour Project and the CS Fund – have dedicated resources to the issue here in the US. In the past year, however, additional funders have entered the field or increased investment in it, and we have learned important lessons for our work in future.Threats to freedom of assembly are growing in the United States. We have never witnessed such significant and coordinated attacks on the right to protest and this has required advocates and funders alike to quickly assess and respond to these threats.Alliance Issue: Systems Change, March 2019, Volume 24 , Number 1


Crowding Out the Gun Violence

March 4, 2019

Funders and communities working together in Chicago show that collaborations can perform effectively and quickly if the need is urgent and trust is established.Chicago is facing dual crises of increasing gun violence and eroding police legitimacy. In 2016, there was a 58 per cent increase in shootings and 284 more gun homicides than the previous year, representing nearly half the nation's total increase in urban murders. Chicago Police Department (CPD) solved fewer than 1 in 5 of those murders. In response to the police shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald, the Police Accountability Task Force (PATF) and later the US Department of Justice issued reports that identified systemic issues within CPD training and operations, as well as patterns of unconstitutional, excessive force and deep community mistrust of the police.Alliance Issue: Systems Change, March 2019, Volume 24 , Number 1


Wanted: a cure for colour-blindness

January 3, 2019

Turning a blind eye to the racism underlying our education system means that any solution will be partial at bestWhen the US education system was created more than 150 years ago, fewer career paths required college degrees, the student population was far less diverse, and antiquated and destructive ideas about race, gender and disability influenced perceptions of whether a student could succeed. The system was built to direct a few students (typically those who were white, male and middle-class) toward rigorous learning experiences and therefore careers that sustained their privilege, while providing a basic education to the rest. This legacy still undergirds our education system today and, as a result, race and class remain the most reliable predictors of students' academic achievements - even as our schools and nation become more diverse.Alliance issue: Systems Change, March 2019, Volume 24 , Number 1.


Asian giving circles come of age

March 6, 2018

Recent studies from the US, Europe and Asia have found a surge in the growth of giving circle membership. Not only that, our latest research from Asia supports those studies in suggesting that participation in a giving circle can help donors become more generous and strategic with their money and time, and positively change their attitude towards non-profits and philanthropy.Alliance issue: Diaspora Philanthropy; March 2018, Volume 23, Number 3.


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