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04 Jun 2019

Stonewall 50: Lessons in Unerasing Underrepresented Histories

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
This June marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, a key turning point in the LGBTQ civil rights movement. Despite the enormous advances of the movement, most people know almost nothing about LGBTQ history. Like those of other...
13 Dec 2018

Whose Democracy?: Midterm Field Notes to Guide Funders Through 2020 and Beyond

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:30am
America’s significant demographic shifts – increased racial and ethnic diversity, a larger aging population, and an altered urban racial composition – present an opportunity to close longstanding representation and electoral gaps in our democracy...
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New York State Grantmakers for Census Equity

Publication date: 
07/2018
In 2017, a small group of funders came together to create a learning community about the upcoming 2020 census, and to consider ways in which philanthropy could play a role in ensuring a fair and accurate census count.That group became PNY's 2020 Census Work Group . Working with the membership of PNY's upstate sister organization New York Funders Alliance , an expanded group of funders and philanthropic member associations established New York State Grantmakers for Census Equity , a collaboration through which funders can coordinate the allocation of resources towards census-...

New York Foundation and New York Community Trust Create New Fund Aimed At Supporting A Fair and Accurate Census

Release Date: 
07/02/2018
The New York Community Trust has joined with other funders in the state to create the New York State Grantmakers for Census Equity which plans to raise $1 to $2 million to help mobilize local and statewide efforts to make the 2020 Census accurate...

Taking a Stand for New York

Release Date: 
04/12/2018
Lisa Fasolo Frishman, Engage New York writes "Wherever you focus your grantmaking in New York State, one fact is true for all of us - Albany is where fiscal resources are divvied up, and policies are set. Yet, few of us spend time there advocating...
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13 Mar 2017

The Roles of Arts & Culture in Addressing Islamophobia

Monday, March 13, 2017 -
8:00am to 6:00pm
Islamophobia is escalating rapidly across the country, fueling fear, discrimination and hate crimes against Muslim, Arab and South Asian communities. In recent months, we have borne witness to a growing number of hostile acts including vandalism,...
16 Mar 2017

Funders-in-Action: Grantmaking During Times of Political Change & Uncertainty

Thursday, March 16, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
The past three months have witnessed dramatic shifts in federal policy, and many New Yorkers have found themselves living in greater fear of discrimination, deportation, arrest, and poverty.
13 Oct 2016

Why is Wage Theft on the Rise as the Minimum Wage Increases to $15?

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Despite recent minimum-wage hikes around the country to $15 an hour, why are workers facing more wage theft than ever? An estimated $50 billion a year is stolen from workers' wages, affecting workers of all types of industries, including low-wage...
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