The Defending the Dream Fund partnership, made up of the Hill-Snowdon Foundation, General Service Foundation and other partners, came together this spring to support grassroots organizing in under-resourced areas to protect targeted communities, resist the draconian and destructive policies of the Trump era and work towards a hopeful dream of a just, equitable and caring society.
We are very excited to announce the 19 organizations selected in the first round of grants.
In response to this unique moment and opportunity, the Hill-Snowdon Foundation has developed the Making Black Lives Matter Initiative (MBLM), a three year grantmaking and strategic co-funding initiative that seeks to maximize this historic moment to begin building long term institutional and political power for Black social change and racial justice.
Exploring the Political Challenges and Opportunities in the Trump Era: The purpose of this webinar was to help provide a landscape analysis of domestic policy changes and the impact on vulnerable and targeted communities in the Trump era. While the policy agenda is becoming clearer, there is still a lot of anxiety and uncertainty and it is our hope that this session will try to provide some insights into some of the major policy changes on the horizon, the current and potential impact the Trump era is having in communities, where are prospects for folks fighting back effectively and building power, and what are the most necessary things to do in this environment.
In order of their presentations we have:
Sarah Rosen Wartell
The Urban Institute
Legislative Landscape: Federal & State Level
Director of Strategic Partnerships
National Employment Law Project
Worker Rights & Immigration
Sarah Rosen Wartell & Haeyoung Yoon