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FCCP May 2019 First Monday Discussion Monday, May 6th | 3 – 4 PM ET | 2 – 3 PM CT | 1 – 2 PM MT | 12 – 1 PM PT
Join Ethan Frey of Ford Foundation, Nick Chedli Carter of 2020 Vision Ventures, and Julie Fernandes of Rockefeller Family Fund for a discussion of relational organizing practice and power building strategy.
April 2019 First Monday DiscussionMonday, April 1st | 3 – 4 PM ET | 2 – 3 PM CT | 1 – 2 PM MT | 12 – 1 PM PT
During 2018’s midterm elections, the electorate is estimated to have experienced the highest youth turnout in 25 years.
Funding for Cultural Change: Creating and Meeting the Moment
Monday, July 9
3-4 ET | 2-3 CT | 1-2 MT | 12-1 PT
Over the last few years, we have seen several cultural moments, such as #MeToo and the response to police violence, take place that have raised social justice struggles to the national platform.
Over the coming year, funders should monitor final U.S. Office of Management and Budget and Census Bureau decisions on the collection of race and ethnicity data, to help ensure that the 2020 Census collects accurate, useful information to guide their activities for the next decade and beyond.
When Americans fill out their 2020 Census forms, they will have more choices for identifying their race, ethnicity, and national origin than ever before. It is almost a cliché: we are an increasingly diverse nation — a factor that permeated much of the 2016 election dialogue. No wonder, then, that the census questions on race and ethnicity generate more interest, scrutiny, criticism, and debate than any others.
FCCP’s annual convening in St. Paul last month was inspiring, educational and productive for many reasons. One highlight was a renewed focus on a critical component of strong democratic institutions and civic engagement: the decennial census.