The Hill-Snowdon Foundation, in partnership with the General Service Foundation, is launching the Defending the Dream Fund to provide expedited resources to grassroots organizing groups that are working to protect targeted communities in the Trump era and defend the core principles of equity and justice.
In solidarity with the National Day of Action and Resistance, the Hill-Snowdon Foundation will close its office on May 1st, 2017 – May Day. The Majority is comprised of faith communities, unions, Movement for Black Lives, Mijente and other migrant rights organizations, climate justice groups, indigenous networks, and a spectrum of progressive allies that are coordinating efforts in over 100 cities on May 1st to stand up for justice and equity.
Given our office closure and the work that will be happening on the ground on May 1st, we are extending the deadline for our Defending the Dream Fund from May 1st to May 3rd.
BIG CONGRATS TO THE JOBS TEAM!!!! Washington Interfaith Network has been organizing to make sure that the $3 billion + DC Water Clean Rivers project addresses stormwater pollution, greens our communities and CREATES LOCAL JOBS FOR DC’S UNEMPLOYED RESIDENTS.
Join them on May 20th as they celebrate a great victory when DC Waters’ George Hawkins, DC Mayor Bowser, and the EPA sign a Memorandum of Agreement to allow for an investment $90 million in green infrastructure (rain gardens, green roofs, etc). The green approach will create more jobs than a strictly gray approach (only builds enormous storm tunnels). The MOA also includes a jobs agreement alongside the environmental standards that mandates local hiring, worker training, recruitment and more. The modified agreement will be one of the first in the country to include jobs goals alongside environmental goals.
It is short notice – but….
WHEN: Wed May 20th 9:30 am (they are still firming up the EPA folks schedule so not 100% sure on time)
WHERE: Fort Reno Green Roof – Near Wilson High School/ Near Tenley Town Metro