For more than 50 years, racial diversity of the U.S. population has been increasing. With Non-Hispanic white residents expected to be a minority by 2045, political institutions built on a foundation of white supremacy are quaking. As we witnessed on January 6, 2021, some would rather tear these institutions down than join the hard work of transforming them into a more equitable, more inclusive, more perfect union. FCCP is here for the hard work!
Join us January 31 at 2pm ET for a virtual funder briefing, Building Multiracial Democracy: Some Gaps in the Infrastructure and How to Fill Them. Professor Spencer Overton will share details of his forthcoming Multiracial Democracy Project at the George Washington University–which will be the only academic center in the U.S. wholly dedicated to building out the field of multiracial democracy. FCCP Deputy Executive Director Paul S. Ryan will share his vision to build a diverse and inclusive pipeline of next-generation democracy movement professionals through paid internships and fellowships–the “democracy pipeline project.” Keesha Gaskins-Nathan, director for the Democratic Practice–United States program and the Racial Justice Initiative at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Hilda Vega, Director of Philanthropic Practice at Hispanics in Philanthropy, will share reflections on the present state of our union, gaps in democracy infrastructure, and how we can traverse the potentially-rough road between here and the multiracial democracy we aspire to build.