Krista Washington

17
Dec

Black Resilience: Building Power in the Bay Recap

  Black Resilience: Building Power in the Bay Recap Blog “We keep our story alive, we keep our history alive by remembering, by reflecting, and renewing ourselves at every possible opportunity.” – Opening Preliminary delivered by Brotherhood of Elders Network Chief Network Officer Greg Hodge This past September, over 200 members and champions of the ASCEND: BLO initiative, comprised of

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28
Oct

Election Update

Everyone Has a Role to Play in the Election of our Lifetimes   At the risk of sounding dramatic, I think I can safely say that there has never been a more consequential election in my lifetime. Some of our fundamental rights, which we often take for granted, are under attack. One way or the other, what happens next week

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14
Oct

Announcing First Year Awards of Belonging in Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2020   12 Cultural Practitioners of Color in Oakland Receive Grants for Community Centered Projects that Radically Imagine a Racially Just City   City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Division, Akonadi Foundation and East Bay Community Foundation Announce First Year Awards of Belonging in Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund   OAKLAND, CA – The City

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5
Oct

COVID-19: Building an Inclusive Economy

COVID-19: Building an Inclusive Economy We are living in unprecedented times. The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and anti-black racism continue to impact our communities in the East Bay and exacerbate existing inequities in wealth, health care, education, and many other areas of life. East Bay Community Foundation is actively addressing our communities’ needs during this time through our COVID-19: A

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17
Sep

The East Bay Community Foundation Announces The Appointment Of Critical Organizational Roles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2020   The East Bay Community Foundation Announces The Appointment Of Critical Organizational Roles   The Chief Financial Officer, and the Vice President of Community Investment and Partnerships will Aid in Fulfilling the Foundation’s Philanthropic Mission   Oakland, CA – September 17, 2020 – After an extensive year-long search for the Chief Financial Officer (CFO),

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10
Sep

Board Policy Action Statement

If Not Now, Then When? Policy changes that move us closer to EBCF’s “A Just East Bay”   In reflecting on the events surrounding COVID-19 and ongoing social protests advocating for justice, I have heard a number of people recently pose the question “If not now, when?” in response to the prospect of creating meaningful change. Having heard this question before

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5
Aug

We Stand Committed to Equity and Social Justice

We Stand Committed to Equity and Social Justice   In these uncertain times, I hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. In the waning days and hours before he transitioned from this earthly life, Congressman John Lewis authored a poignant NYTimes Op-ed. In many ways, this was a concluding invocation to the people of a nation that

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28
Jul

EBCF AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF ELDERS NETWORK ANNOUNCE AFRICAN AMERICAN RESPONSE CIRCLE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   THE EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF ELDERS NETWORK ANNOUNCE AFRICAN AMERICAN RESPONSE CIRCLE   Fund to Assist African American Communities, which have been Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19   Oakland, CA – In partnership with the Brotherhood of Elders Network (BOEN), the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) today announced it will serve as home to

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19
Jun

Juneteenth 2020 – In Conversation with the Black Organizing Project

Juneteenth 2020 In Conversation with the Black Organizing Project With a vision to rebuild and transform the lives and spirits of those within the Black community, the Black Organizing Project (BOP), founded in 2009 by Jackie Byers, was created out of the need to provide safe Black spaces for Black people to address systemic racism within their communities. In celebration

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15
Jun

Announcing Belonging in Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2020   City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Division, Akonadi Foundation and East Bay Community Foundation Launch Belonging in Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund   The new multi-year program will fund Oakland’s cultural practitioners of color to radically imagine a racially just city    OAKLAND, CA – The City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Division, East

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