Disruptive Media: Changing the Conversation in Israel with Local Call

October 2, 2015 /

WDN members heard an update on the work of Local Call — a grantee of the Middle East Peace & Democracy Circle — in a recent webinar entitled Disruptive Media: Changing the Conversation in Israel. Suhad Babaa, Executive Director of Just Vision, Yael Marom, Co-Founder and Co-Editor of Just Vision, and Anya Rous, Manager of Strategic Relationships, were featured speakers.  […]

Renewable Human Power: 4 Climate Justice Orgs Funded by WDN’s Earth Circle

September 24, 2015 /

Having successfully raised $100,000 this year toward funding climate justice movement building and sustainable national policies is only part of WDN Earth Circle’s reason to celebrate this September. Funding will go to support four projects that center communities most impacted by fracking and other pollutants. Earthworks, Food & Water Watch, WildEarth Guardians, and Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network (WECAN) are giving WDN plenty more reason to celebrate exactly how meaningful this funding will be in the fight for Mother Earth and all who live here.

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Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

August 28, 2015 /

  As we prepare for WDN Connect 2015: People. Place. Possibility, to be held Nov. 12-15 in New Orleans, we have been sharing links, stories, and other resources marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Many thanks to WDN members, particularly New Orleans resident Nancy Aronson, for curating this partial list. We look forward to our time […]

Not Just a Stand Against Gun Violence, But for Women

August 27, 2015 /

In the wake of yet another tragic gun-violence related killing this week, we are once again reminded about the need for more comprehensive gun violence laws — federally and across all the states. The Women Donors Network understands that women are ready to take action, organize, and lead on ending gun violence—we’ve done our research. And now WDN is seeing that research in action.

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New WDN Study Documents the Paucity of Black Elected Prosecutors

Today, the Women Donors Network’s Reflective Democracy Campaign released its groundbreaking Justice for All*? study that tracked the race and gender of elected prosecutors nationwide. The results, covered in today’s New York Times, uncover a criminal justice system that is managed and directed primarily by white men. Of 2,437 elected prosecutors, 95% are white and 79% are white men. 60% of states have no elected black prosecutors. And, just 17% of elected prosecutors are women.

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Let’s Stop Subsidizing Inequality: Exciting Campaigns for Tax Justice

June 29, 2015 /

WDN’s recent webinar, Let’s Stop Subsidizing Inequality: Exciting Campaigns for Tax Justice, featured four key speakers from the field of tax justice. The first two speakers, Heather McCulloch, Director of the Tax Alliance, and Chris Brown, Co-Chair of the Tax Alliance, provided an overview of the importance of addressing our upside-down tax system. The second set of speakers, Eddie Kurtz, Executive Director of […]

Criminal (In)Justice Circle Learns About the Impact of Mass Incarceration on Families

June 29, 2015 /

This month, WDN’s Criminal (In)Justice Circle held an educational webinar on Unlocking the Future: Organizing Families in the Criminal Justice System. The speakers included Cindy Eigler, Director of Nation Inside, Misty Rojo, Communications and Campaign Director of Justice Now, and Grace Bauer, Executive Director of Justice for Families. The speakers provided an in-depth analysis of the barriers that families must go […]

Women Donors Network Announces Reflective Democracy Innovators

June 19, 2015 /

The Women Donors Network (WDN) announced today the Reflective Democracy Innovators program, awarding $425,000 in grants to six projects aimed at dismantling the structural barriers that perpetuate an imbalance between the race and gender of the American people and their elected leaders. Selected from a pool of more than 120 applicants and chosen by a […]

Values Based Investing Circle Discusses How to Have an Impact with your Dollars

June 9, 2015 /

Last month, WDN’s Values Based Investing Circle held the webinar, Voting with your Dollars: How to Have Impact as a Consumer, Investor, and Donor. On the call was Carol Malnick, Portfolio Manager of Boston Common Asset Management, and Kelle Louaillier, Executive Director of Corporate Accountability International. This webinar was the fourth in a series which sought […]

Film & Media Circle Discusses “The Homestretch” with Directors

June 1, 2015 /

The Film & Media Circle hosted a webinar, The Homestretch: A Documentary Case Study, with film directors Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly. The directors discussed their research regarding homeless youth, casting, the main purpose of the film, and their hopes moving forward. The Homestretch follows the life of three homeless youth in Chicago, Illinois, […]

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