2018 GIA Conference
Race, Space, and Place
Oakland, CA  |  October 21–24

Intersectionality

Building momentum and moving forward together on arts, environment, and equity

Monday, October 22, 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Room 207

Organized by Tatiana Hernandez, senior program officer, The Kresge Foundation; and Rachel Leon, executive director, Environmental Grantmakers Association.

Moderated by Rachel Leon, executive director, Environmental Grantmakers Association. Presented by Tatiana Hernandez, senior program officer, The Kresge Foundation; Carlos Garcia, senior philanthropic advisor, San Francisco Foundation; and Ana Marie Argilagos, president, Hispanics in Philanthropy.

In February 2018, over 30 affinity leaders, staff, and board members, and 200 funders from different fields came together in Oakland to co-sponsor and participate in the Affinity Equity Summit and Solidarity, Defense & Action Funder Briefing. This meeting, a remarkable collaborative effort to connect across sectors on shared equity goals, resulted in a set of concrete and coordinated priority outcomes, focused on activating funders across the sector on the Census 2020, civic engagement, fellowships, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This session workshop is an opportunity to build on that momentum and be a space to learn and share perspectives on the ways that different foundations and funder networks are coming together on equity – across identity, geography, and issues such as environment and the arts. Funders and affinity leaders will provide updates on recent progress and goals, provide space to share cross-sectoral efforts underway and models for successes, and open a dialogue about how the field can best collaborate to further goals of solidarity, defense, and action. Ultimately, the goal of the session would be to encourage collaboration and identify an even more emboldened path forward.