Black Giving Circle Fund at the Hartford Foundation Presents 20/20 Vision: Black Philanthropy’s Role in the Social Justice
Virtual Event to Feature Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and creator of the New York Times’ “The 1619 Project”
To commemorate its fifth anniversary, The Black Giving Circle Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving will hold an online event on Wednesday, July 8 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The event, 20/20 Vision: Black Philanthropy in Social Justice, will feature a panel discussion with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine and creator of the landmark 1619 Project, and LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, a national organization focused on increasing voter registration and turnout in the Black community, including advocating for policies to expand voting rights and access, and moderated by Dr. Jeff Ogbar, professor of history, University of Connecticut.
This special event will focus on Black philanthropy in social justice movements in America, including:
- Historical context of Black philanthropy
- Barriers that were overcome and still have to be overcome today
- Importance of carrying the torch of Black philanthropy forward
- Key strategies to get involved in this work and build on what has been done
- Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and co-founder of Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a mentorship organization dedicated to increasing the ranks of investigative reporters of color
- LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter
20/20 Vision is the first session of Lean on Me: Honoring Black Philanthropy, a celebration of the Black Giving Circle Fund’s 5th Anniversary.
Learn more about the Black Giving Circle Fund and how you can get involved here.
Established in June 2015, the Black Giving Circle Fund is a permanent endowed fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Its mission is to create sustainable change in the Black community by leveraging the philanthropic efforts of donors and celebrating Black philanthropy. As a giving circle, the Black Giving Circle Fund membership learns about critical issues facing Greater Hartford’s Black community and pools their contributions to award grants to tackle those issues. For more information about the Black Giving Circle Fund, contact Chari Anderson at CAnderson@hfpg.org
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding communities. Made possible by the gifts of generous individuals, families and organizations, the Foundation has awarded grants of more than $795 million since its founding in 1925. For more information about the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, visit www.hfpg.org or call 860-548-1888.