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Philanthropy for an Inclusive Democracy: A Racial Equity History Centering Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and South Asian Communities

Posted by Vunsin Hiew Doubblestein for Multicultural Affairs for Students

In this free webinar, participants will be introduced to a shared analytical framework for successful grantmaking strategies that support all communities to thrive by centering those most impacted by compounded inequity and injustice. The racial equity history discussed offers an overview of the state of Asian Pacific America within the larger context of racial equity while peeling back a monolithic view of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and South Asian people. Register at:

About our speaker:

Scot Nakagawa is a 42-year veteran of social and economic justice advocacy and has served as an organizer, political strategist, and social movement analyst in the struggle against authoritarianism and for equitable and inclusive democracy since 1988.

Scot serves as co-director of the 22nd Century Initiative, a national strategy and action center that is preserving and expanding the potential for inclusive, people-centered democracy in the U.S. by building the field of resistance to authoritarian ideas and movements. He is a past Open Society Foundations fellow, and Senior Fellow on Nationalism, Authoritarianism, and Race of Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. He is also a writer whose essays on authoritarianism and resistance can be found online in The Anti-Authoritarian Playbook.

This educational opportunity is brought to you by Kalamazoo Community Foundation, Western Michigan University (Multicultural Affairs for Students, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Student Services and Diversity Education) and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Contact: Vun Doubblestein
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