“My truth is that I understand the complexity of our lives and that we don’t just get to hold any one identity. And our identities can’t be determined from the outside, they have to be determined by us.”
In this episode, our vice president Hilary Pennington joins Teresa C. Younger, president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, a non-profit aiming to build women’s collective power in the US. Younger created the Pocket Change Report, which found that only half of one percent of the 66 billion dollars given annually in philanthropy goes to organizations led by women of color. Hilary and Teresa discuss how philanthropy needs to center women of color and their organizations in order to address systemic racism.
Learn more about Ms. Foundation for Women here: https://forwomen.org/ and read more about the Pocket Change Report here: https://forwomen.org/resources/pocket-change-report/