WHO WE ARE

 RESOURCING RADICAL JUSTICE 

 IS A FUNDERS COLLECTIVE 

THAT CENTERS 

BLACK LIBERATION AS THE PATH 

TO A THRIVING GREATER WASHINGTON REGION 

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We believe that all Black lives matter, and that by centering those who are historically and contemporarily marginalized in the creation of solutions, we all move closer to shared freedom. This means that our collective’s philosophy is based in centering all Black people: Black women and girls, Black LGBTQ folks, Black trans folks, Black immigrants, Black workers, Black Muslims, Black Latinx folks, Black disabled folks, Black survivors of violence, particularly the violence of state actors, institutions, and the carceral system, and Black folks who live at the intersections of many of these identities, as the keystone to our mutual liberation.

 

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Resourcing Radical Justice is chaired by Temi Bennett, Esq. (if Foundation

 

Our chair can be reached at chairs@resourcingradicaljustice.org

 

The following individuals lead various bodies of work for Resourcing Radical Justice:

Diverse City Fund           

Rubie Coles

Nkechi Feaster

Brigette Rouson

 

Emergent Fund

alicia sanchez gill

 

Horning Family Fund                    

Jordan Curry Carter

Dara Johnson

 

if Foundation         

Kendra Allen

Temi F. Bennett

Hanh Le

Ria Pugeda

Yanique Redwood

 

Meyer Foundation         

Maryam Abdul-Kareem

Alexis Martinez

Ciara Myers

Stephanie Sneed

 

Open Society Foundations         

Vee Campbell

Alethia Jones

Gretchen Rohr

Christopher Scott

Danielle Torraine

              

Washington Area Women’s Foundation              

Mercy Chikowore

Jackie Lendsey

Chika Onwuvuche

 

Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

Leni Dworkis

 

Weissberg Foundation  

Ricshawn Adkins Roane

OUR COMMUNITY
FAQs
WHY THIS NAME?
  • “Radical simply means grasping things at the roots.” - Angela Davis
     

  • It is action-oriented and future-focused
     

  • It de-centers funders
     

  • It speaks to disruption

WHY ARE WE A COLLECTIVE?
  • A collective acts as a unit
     

  • Work is done by involving all members of the group
     

  • “Collective” honors the Black tradition of working together for mutual benefit
     

  • This connotes more skin in the game
     

  • Our group has involved people and organizations of all sizes and roles, using skills and strengths for the collective good that removes hierarchy and power

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