We are in an intense political moment. LGBTQI people, women’s rights and social justice movements are facing heightened backlash, rising conservatism, and well-organized and robustly funded oppositions. Feminist and progressive funders have been challenging philanthropy to meet this moment in more radical and transformative ways.
To this end, please join us for a global Twitter chat on #FeministFunding on June 11, 2019 at 10am EST, co-hosted by Astraea, the African Women’s Development Fund, FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, the Red Umbrella Fund and Urgent Action Fund Asia and Pacific!
Our intention is to spark conversation on the importance of #FeministFunding, ignite critical discussion about how philanthropy can meet this political moment, and amplify the many amazing tools and resources that many of us have developed. On our side, we’ll be excited to share the Feminist Funding Principles that we just launched. During the discussion, we encourage participants to share their own resources about feminist funding so we and other participants can amplify them.
If you plan to participate, please RSVP to Kim Kaletsky, Communications Manager, via firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants who’ve RSVP’ed in advance will receive a list of the questions we’ll discuss during the chat several days before. Otherwise, the chat will be open to the public to participate.
Can’t participate? We’ll be holding a second conversation in July or August, so stay tuned!
- Why is #FeministFunding so urgently needed in this moment?
- How does a feminist approach influence how you make your grants and why is this important?
- Which communities affected by gender oppression are excluded from funding and how can philanthropy do better?
- How does funding across movements and issues more effectively address injustice than single-issue funding?
- #FeministFunding means looking beyond traditional “women’s rights” concerns. What critical issues must we contend with today?
- What is one action you will take to further embed #FeministFunding practices in your work or encourage other donors to do so?