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Weekly Reads—May 21, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond.

“The limited life approach in philanthropy has received increased attention in recent years. But across foundations, perpetuity is often still seen to be the default, and there is considerable uncertainty about the practice of spending down.” [more]
A Date Certain: Lessons from Limited Life Foundations, Center for Effective Philanthropy

“For most in the disability community, the barriers to recovery [from the pandemic] are more complex and, if not properly addressed, will have immediate and long-term consequences on their quality of life and wellbeing, not to mention a negative impact on society at large.” [more]
Angela F. Williams, Covid-19’s Impact on People With Disabilities, Easterseals

“In the workplace, white supremacy culture explicitly and implicitly privileges whiteness and discriminates against non-Western and non-white professionalism standards related to dress code, speech, work style, and timeliness. …These values, established over time as history and fact, have been used to create the narrative of white supremacy that underpins professionalism today, playing out in the hiring, firing, and day-to-day management of workplaces.” [more]
Aysa Gray, Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding at Queens College, in Stanford Social Innovation Review