FUNDING BLACK-LED CHANGE: A Conversation with nat chioke Williams
In spite of itself, this historic year has had a silver lining. COVID 19 and the tragic murder of George Floyd were historic tests of public support social justice movements. In turn, the success of mass mobilizations by activists across the country have been an inflection point, making it more possible than ever to build a broad foundation for racial justice.
These events have also released a yet untallied millions of dollars from foundations as well as individuals and corporations like Warner Music Group, Comcast, and Netflix for policing reform, public safety and other efforts to dismantle anti-Black racism efforts. The outpouring of funds has forced a new national conversation about who is supporting Black-led social change, and to what tune – a culture shift that even the successful anti-racism movements over the past five to ten years had not yet achieved.