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.
The 2020 Forced Migration & Displacement Giving Project cohort
What is forced migration and displacement?
“Forced migration and displacement” describes what happens when people are coerced to move from one place to another against their will, as the direct or indirect result of the actions of people with more institutional power.
This can include…
People should be able to put down roots and thrive where they feel at home. Communities build power and wellbeing when their interdependence isn’t interrupted by racism, poverty, and violence.
Our Giving Project is committed to resourcing grassroots organizing that disrupts forced migration and displacement because the people who are closest to the problem are closest to the solution.
What is a Giving Project?
How does donor organizing make change?
We define donor organizing as people coming together to sharpen their analysis and develop tools to collectively and strategically fund grassroots social change. A donor organizer is any person committed to not only making a meaningful gift on their own, but also educating and organizing their community to resource a movement with money, power, and community support.
How can I support the 2020 Forced Migration & Displacement Giving Project?
Contributions to Social Justice Fund’s Forced Migration & Displacement Giving Project are tax deductible. We accept donations by credit/debit card, electronic funds transfer, cash, checks, stock, donor advised funds, and planned giving. Click here for more information on giving to SJF.
Grant applications for the Forced Migration & Displacement grant are now closed. Click here to see SJF’s current grant opportunities.
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NEW DATE! Saturday, January 23, 2021
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NEW DATE! Saturday, January 30, 2021
2/7 - 3/14/2021 (subject to change)
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