“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” – Heather Heyer’s final Facebook post before she was killed on Saturday

Happy Soul Food Friday

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This week:

“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” This was Heather Heyer’s final Facebook post before she was killed on Saturday…

What we are feeling, what we are thinking and what we can do about it…

Tell Me Why – Declan Galbraith:
Let the Children Teach Us Well… (with over 1MM hits on You Tube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg_MxONabNc

Mayor Mitch Landrieu Said it All on May 31st 2017, Long Before Charlottesville in this Powerful Speech on the Removal of Confederate Statues – The Washington Post:
Out of many we are one and better for it…
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/full-speech-mitch-landrieu-addresses-removal-of-confederate-statues/2017/05/31/cbc3b3a2-4618-11e7-8de1-cec59a9bf4b1_video.html?utm_term=.005ac9578c65

Local Responses and Reactions from Leaders and Organizations I Value This Week With Respect to Charlottesville:

  • Unite. Organize. Vote.
  • “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” This was Heather Heyer’s final Facebook post before she was killed on Saturday.
  • Funders for LGBTQ Issues stands in solidarity with those who resisted the forces of white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend — and with the countless individuals who everyday resist bigotry and prejudice.
  • Wealthy donors and Grant makers: You can no longer hide behind neutrality after the terrorist attack in Charlottesville
  • Charlottesville and a Time for Gracious Anger

White supremacy: What’s a CEO to do?
A thoughtful piece on current events and brand implications for the C-suite:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/white-supremacy-whats-ceo-do-bea-boccalandro?published=t

 

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Dear Colleagues,

Like all of you, we are appalled by the displays of racism-fueled violence perpetuated by the KKK, Neo-Nazis, and similar groups that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend. We want to reiterate to our members across California that in the face of such deeply disturbing intolerance, our organizations stand together in condemning hatred, embracing diversity, and working toward just, equitable communities.

There are several statements from the social sector about the events in Charlottesville including Dr. Bob Ross, President and CEO of The California Endowment; Advancement Project, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, National Center for Responsive Philanthropy and Vu Le’s blog.

There is much work to be done, and we welcome your thoughts and ideas about how philanthropy can be part of the solution. Thank you for everything you do to ensure ALL of our community members have the safety, support, and opportunity to thrive in our country.

Sincerely,

Ellen LaPointe, President and CEO, Northern California Grantmakers
Nancy Jamison, President and CEO, San Diego Grantmakers
Chris Essel, President and CEO, Southern California Grantmakers

 

Thanks this week go to Feroza A and the Alliance for Empowerment, Mark T and the Conscious Culture Roundtable group, Nancy J and San Diego Grantmakers, Bea B, as well as all of you who stand up individually or collectively for the values that make this nation and the world for that matter, the world we wish to leave for the next generation. Stand up America!

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Please pay it forward!
Love,
Neville

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And if I am only for myself, then what am I?
And if not now, when?”—Rabbi Hillel

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