This project will support organizations working to stop forced migration and displacement due to gentrification, colonialism, anti-immigration policies, eviction & foreclosure, environmental racism, and climate change. Marginalized people are constantly pushed out of their homes and communities through exploitative policies and practices, homophobia and transphobia, anti-immigrant legislation, xenophobia, racism, and gentrification.
Through political education with a shared analysis that centers Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty, and skill building (including donor organizing, grant-making and collective decision-making), this cohort will raise funds for organizations across the Pacific Northwest that work to build healthy communities where immigrants, LGBTQIA, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and working class people can have stable housing and political and economic power.
Open to anyone living in the Seattle area.
Meets 10/17/20 through 4/30/21, online via Zoom. Accessibility accommodations are available — contact Bana with questions or requests.
If you are interested in applying for funding through the Forced Migration & Displacement grant, you can learn more here.
“One thing that sticks with me is how much I enjoy and get energy from these issues. I came in tired, and now feel energized.”