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Cross-Racial Solidarity at Power in Solidarity Conference
Communities of color have worked in solidarity for generations to change systems that affect us all. We learn from the work of two coalitions leading the way in the Pacific Northwest. The BIPOC ED Coalition of Washington formed two years ago to promote wellness and restore resources in BIPOC communities. More than 200 members strong, they are building a unified agenda to harness the power and genius of BIPOC communities and calling in philanthropic partners and other allies to reimagine roles and commitments. The Coalition of Communities of Color celebrates its 20th year and a long list of accomplishments that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars through private and public funding to communities of color in Oregon and policy and systems changes that will serve communities across generations.
- Jodi Nishioka, Co-Founder, BIPOC ED Coalition of Washington State (and Executive Director, Communities Rise)
- Andrea Caupain Sanderson, Co-Founder, BIPOC ED Coalition of Washington State (and CEO, Byrd Barr Place and co-founder, Black Future Co-op Fund)
- Tony DeFalco, Chair, C3 Board of Directors, Coalition of Communities of Color (and Executive Director, Latino Network)
- Côi Vũ, Executive Committee, C4 Board of Directors, Coalition of Communities of Color (and Executive Director, Coalition of Community Health Clinics)
About Power in Solidarity:
Over 30 years ago, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native American professionals in philanthropy came together to build a new vision for power in the sector. From this vision, our organizations were born: Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) and Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP). In honor of our shared origin story, AAPIP and NAP are hosting a Gathering of our relatives and relations in the philanthropy field. Together, we will celebrate the leadership of our peoples and cultures in the sector, develop strategies to build power and increase resources in our communities, and most importantly—have fun!