Letter from the executive director

Dear friends,

The new year brings a big milestone: Bread & Roses Community Fund’s 40th anniversary! We’ll be honoring our history and looking toward our next chapter of moving even more money to movements for change. Keep an eye out for opportunities to join the celebration. Also, mark your calendars for our winter town hall the evening of March 28, when we’ll examine what organizing looks like today and how it has evolved over the last four years.

In this newsletter, you’ll hear stories of smart, creative organizing from wise leaders of all ages. Generations of changemakers are coming together to build coalitions and alliances across issues, recognizing that our individual liberation and collective liberation are deeply interwoven. As this year comes to a close, I draw tremendous inspiration from stories like these. Our movements have energy and urgency. We have brilliant strategists and committed organizers. I know that we have the will and the tools to create real change.

But I also know that we need every one of you to give deeply of your time, talents, and resources to reach our vision of racial and economic justice. If you want to fight racism and build long-term economic justice, I urge you to make a generous year-end gift to Bread & Roses so we can continue to support movements for real change right here in our community.

With gratitude,

Casey Cook

Executive director