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Weekly Reader – July 22, 2019

What we’re reading and recommending this week. Your comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Gaining a Say: Lifting Up Philanthropy’s Unheard Voices (Jen Bockoff, GuideStar Blog) Drawing perspectives from a broader range of voices will introduce a richer debate, informed by more-varied experiences.

Owning My Whiteness (Kevin Walker, Northwest Area Foundation) My own diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) journey is making me take a second look at a number of things in my life, including how I show up as a white male leader in philanthropy.

Coming Together Amid Difference (Marilyn Harris, SSIR) Racial and economic segregation hampers local civic action, but public schools can serve as a facilitator.

Nonprofit Media and Exposing Injustice: How Philanthropy Can Help (Vince Stehle, CEP Blog) From time to time, events at the highest levels of legal and political decision-making in Washington shed light on the importance of nonprofit media and the critical role of philanthropy in the support of journalism.

Never Again Is Now: On Immigrant Justice, the Question for Funders Is Not What to Do, But Will You Do It (Timi Gerson, NCRP Blog) Grantmakers and donors need to support frontline immigrant and refugee justice efforts now because lives are at stake.