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This spring, 20 people committed to six months of intensive learning, giving, fundraising, and grantmaking as part of Bread & Roses Community Fund’s first-ever Giving Project, a new model for building leadership and moving money for real change.
Why she gives: “I give because I really feel like not giving isn’t a choice. There’s too much at stake. I see day in and day out the racial and economic injustices in this city. To not give would be grossly unjust.”
A Future Fund grantee, the Coalition for REAL Justice formed in 2014 in the wake of the Ferguson uprising and the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. It takes a holistic approach to racial injustice by fighting against police brutality, stop-and-frisk policies, mass incarceration, environmental injustice, gentrification, and unfair educational standards.