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  • Virtual Town Hall: Sex Abuse in Institutions

    REGISTER HERE A discussion on how formalized systems, such as the armed forces, religious organizations, law enforcement, and even the institution of marriage can create environments that protect perpetrators and further traumatize victims. Featuring: Deshauna Barber, Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) Deshauna currently works full-time as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Service Women’s Action…

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  • Virtual Town Hall: Preventing and Addressing Child Sex Abuse

      WATCH HERE Tabitha Mpamira, EDJA Foundation (Moderator) Tabitha Mpamira is a therapist, activist, motivational speaker, and consultant on sexual and gender-based violence with a long working history in the mental healthcare industry. In 2015, Tabitha founded EDJA to provide free medical, legal, and mental health services to survivors of sexual assault in East Africa….

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  • Joint Town Hall with Segal Family Foundation

      WATCH HERE! In these conversations we unpacked topics that affect impact-driven organizations across both the US and Sub-Saharan Africa. Topics included the importance of funding organizations led by proximate leaders, as well as what foundations could do to intentionally seek more diversity-led organizations to fund. Panelists shared advice for impact leaders on how to…

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  • FFH’s February Fail: The NFL

    For an organization that committed $250 million to combat systemic racism, they might start by looking at home. Minorities are abysmally present in their coaching staff and management positions, which flies in the face of the over 70% of players who are of color. But that’s not the only crack in the veneer. How it…

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  • Checks and Balances

    What happened on January 6th, 2021 never should have happened. However, it is an opportunity to make some significant, major changes.  The separation of powers must be reasserted and maintained. A proper system of ‘checks and balances’ must be restored. Eliminate the electoral college. Every vote must count equally.   The President should serve one…

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  • Thoughts from Barry: Time to Get Over It and Move Forward

    The events that transpired in the Capitol this week only prove my point more that the Electoral College is outdated. The popular vote should be the only thing deciding this election. The act of certifying electoral college votes have no significance on the outcome of the election–the election was already decided. The nonsense that occurred…

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  • When Words Hurt Worse than Sticks or Stones: Confronting Our Unconscious Bias

    We are all steeped in culture that embraces the inherent superiority of white people over all others and these beliefs unconsciously impacts our view of ourselves, others, and our expectations. Obviously hate crimes and acts of racist violence is damaging, but there are many ways racist ideology subtly harm people of color.  The fact that…

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  • Life in the Time of Covid…

    In March, many of us took to our homes blissfully unaware of how long we’d be in the throes of a global epidemic. We believed our children’s schools when they said they would be closed for two weeks. We prepared for a short sprint, not an ultra-marathon, and we were “all in this together” …until…

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