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On What Matters: Social justice leaders share their stories

From labor activists advocating for worker-led approaches in disaster recovery to Black feminist leaders calling for the work of their organizations to be centered in philanthropic endeavors, social justice leaders around the world play a pivotal role in making the world a better place for all who live in it.

Ford Foundation executive vice president of program Hilary Pennington speaks to a range of grantmakers about the fields they operate in—from pop culture to nonprofits, civil society to climate change and immigration—and finds out more about the biggest challenges facing our society today.

In these conversations, you’ll hear how the Black Feminist Fund’s Tynesha McHarris is working to combat institutional racism and advance racial justice, and how labor organizer Saket Soni is pushing for essential workers to rightly be given their place in building a future of work that works for all. You’ll learn how Ms. Foundation CEO Teresa C. Younger is reimagining philanthropy through long-term support; how Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society director Poonam Joshi is advocating for the kind of civil society we hope for in the future; and how GlobalGreen Grants Fund CEO Laura Garcia believes in tackling climate change with an intersectional lens.

This series is about how prominent social justice leaders, along with their ideas and their actions, are changing the world for good.