Centering Collective Black Power for Migrant and Racial Justice - A Co-Sponsored Webinar

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 -
11:00am to 12:30pm EDT
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**This program is hosted by our partners, Unbound Philanthropy, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Four Freedoms Fund, Funders for Justice, and Hispanics in Philanthropy, who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.**

Last week, we collectively and viscerally witnessed the cruelty and violence that black migrants have been experiencing at the U.S.- Mexico border and across the region for decades. As urgent humanitarian efforts are underway to support Haitian and other asylum seekers in Texas by frontline leaders, it is clear that the deterrence first policy is morally repugnant and failing.  

Under the leadership of Haitian and other Black migrant justice leaders, this event will explore how philanthropy can center their calls to action not only in this urgent moment, but for the long term. As the sector aspires to racial justice, this is an opportunity for philanthropy to show its support. 

In this crucial moment, we must center black migrant voices and power for migrant and racial justice. For decades, Black migrant leaders have built resilient organizations to support their communities and create opportunities for leadership and capacity-building. We must look to them now on how to best uplift their efforts and advance power building strategies for migrant and racial justice.

  • The entry point for all funders with a range of institutional mandates and focus areas to contribute
  • Funding priorities within key areas such as power building, advocacy, humanitarian support, and healing justice
  • What peer funders are doing right now and how to align with existing efforts
  • Ongoing justice efforts within the larger ecosystem of the black-led migrant movement
  • How to align and increase our impact through collaboration


  • Marliene Bastine, Executive Director, FANM (Invited)
  • Rose Berry, Research Project Lead, BLMP
  • Guerline Jozef, Executive Director, HBA
  • Amaha Kassa, Founder and Executive Director, African Communities Together
  • Gloria Kilanko, Founder and CEO, Women Watch Afrika (Invited)
  • Patrice Lawrence, Co-Director, Undocublack 
  • Nekessa Opoti, Co-Founder, Black Immigrant Collective
  • Ola Osaze, Director, BLMP 
  • Abraham Paulos, Deputy Director of Policy and Communications, BAJI  
  • Ninaj Raoulj, Co-Founder and Community Organizer, Haitian Women for Human Rights
  • Ramla Sahid, Executive Director, PANA
  • Dauda Sesay, President, LORI
  • Fatou Seydi Sarr, Founder and Co-Director, ABISA
  • Janvieve Williams Comrie, Executive Director, AfroResistance

Designed for

All interested funders in grantmaking roles. What to expect: presentation followed by Q&A.


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Program 

Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
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