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Abortion Bridge Collaborative Announces Grantees

November 3, 2022 /

Resourcing the Right People, Funding the Right Solutions With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Abortion Bridge Collaborative Fund was created to ensure enduring access to abortion care across the United States, move money rapidly to build critical and emergent infrastructure, and protect and advance reproductive justice. Using an open, grantee-centered common proposal and […]

Indigenous Leaders Share How We Can Reclaim Our Past, Present, and Future

October 25, 2022 /

Our country, this stolen land, harbors generations of white supremacy and oppression. Yet it also contains the medicine for moving forward. What if the best times are not behind us? What if they are ahead?  Indigenous communities are putting the “home” back in homeland by reclaiming what was stolen from them and practicing traditional culture, […]

Meet WDN’s 3 New Board Members!

October 14, 2022 /

It is with great pleasure that we announce our three new Board members for 2023: Mary Cooper, Zoe Mercer-Golden, and Nancy Westcott. As we complete a year of dynamic transition at WDN, our incoming cohort brings a deep and diverse set of intergenerational skills, professional experiences, and life experiences to the strategic work ahead. Mary […]

Grantee Spotlight: Disinformation Defense League – Liberating Communities from Disinformation

October 14, 2022 /

The Disinformation Defense League (DDL) is a national network of grassroots organizations that builds defenses against disinformation and misinformation campaigns targeting communities of color. WDN’s Participation and Representation initiative’s funding has helped them deliver narrative-based interventions, develop COVID-19 messaging and programming, and evaluate community needs. In the lead-up to the midterm elections and beyond, they […]

Leena Barakat, President & CEO of WDN (right) in an interview with Michelle MiJung Kim, author of The Wake Up (left)

If WDN Connect Was an Alarm Clock, This Conversation Would Be the Buzz

September 29, 2022 /

WDN Connect 2022 is filled with dynamic programming. Members are going to have a chance to connect, learn and act. The Wake Up: Michelle MiJung Kim and Leena Barakat in Conversation is a great example of the type of exciting content we have planned.  Michelle is a highly respected DEI specialist and the CEO & […]

Ultraviolet Gives WDN a Founding Mother Award for 10 Years of Partnership

September 22, 2022 /

Congratulations to UltraViolet for ten years of breaking boundaries and winning change across politics, government, media, and pop culture. You are building a world that represents all women and we are deeply proud that you honored us as a Founding Mother. UltraViolet holds a special place in WDN’s history. Ten years ago UltraViolet’s Co-Founders Shaunna […]

The Pandemic Isn’t Behind Black & Latinx Families: Equal Rights Advocates Uncovers Why

September 22, 2022 /

Many want to declare that the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Yet COVID-19 and its tangential impacts continue to hold women and families of color back. This combines with systemic inequities, harmful policies sweeping the nation, persistent gun and police violence, and political inaction leave Black and Latinx women under pressure and struggling to survive, let […]

A WDN Member’s Look At Landback

September 21, 2022 /

By Cynthia Beard WDN member  Vice Chair, WDN Action Board WDN is proud to host Land and Legacy: Reclaiming Stolen Lands, a Landback learning series to highlight leaders working to rematriate stolen land. While the Landback movement has existed for generations, this movement has been elevated further in recent years through Indigenous-led direct action protests […]

When Women Lead Financial Decision-Making

Women are often the most directly impacted by the world’s challenges including health care, unemployment, education, climate displacement, and violence, yet are excluded from financial leadership roles and capital allocation. Only 5% of chief executive officers, fund managers, or venture capital recipients are women (Shaber, Marime-Ball, 2022). Today, 97.8% of allocated investment capital is managed […]

Resource Guide: Reclaiming Stolen Lands

September 9, 2022 /

We live on Indigenous land, colonized five centuries ago. After generations of colonization, white supremacy, and capitalism when we look at our country today, we see families that cannot access housing, food, or medical care, dry waterbeds, mass extinctions, a military complex that enforces a system of terror, and a government that protects and represents […]

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