Letter from the Executive Director

Dear friends,

For four decades, Bread & Roses has invested in powerful grassroots organizing in the Philadelphia region. It is our robust network of organized communities that enables us to resist the challenges we’re now facing on so many fronts.

The challenges before us can’t be met without increasing resources. We need to support the organizers who are fighting for all of us every day. We need to move more money. We all need to get involved.

I’m excited to announce that Bread & Roses will be running a second Giving Project this year. This means we’ll be making a second round of Racial & Economic Justice Fund and Future Fund grants to grassroots organizers in the region.

This time of crisis in our nation is propelling people into action. It’s up to all of us to use this moment to put forward our shared vision of a just, equitable world. We have a deep history of struggle to draw on and a steadfast commitment to pressing forward until all of us are free.

As pressures increase, it’s more important than ever to strengthen our relationships with each other and build community across issues. Our town hall, featured at right, was a good reminder of how powerful we can feel when we gather together. I encourage you to feel that power for yourself and join us on June 28 at On the Rise for Real Change, our annual event announcing and honoring our grantees. Let’s gather strength from our shared community as we buckle down for the fights that lie ahead.


Casey Cook
Executive director