In honor of Labor Day, Gabrielle Sanchez-Steenberger, communications associate, shares her recent experiences with community organizing among fellow graduate students to create more equity in higher education.Read More.
The Curb-Cut Effect is a brilliant illustration of how a benefit bestowed on a small group of people has the power to spread opportunity up and outward to the larger population. Initially created to improve accessibility to people using wheelchairs, the curb cut unintentionally improved accessibility to all. Tashi Copeland, communications manager, explores the history of the curb cut and how the lessons learned from its wide adoption can be applied to other acts of equity.Read More.
As we continue to navigate through this global pandemic, it is important to keep in mind that not all residents of Central Indiana will have an equitable return to normalcy once COVID is behind us. While many will begin that daily commute to the office, others will wake up still searching for employment, a safe place to live, or their next warm meal. As we begin to embrace family and friends once more, some will mourn the loss of a loved one. A return to normalcy will be difficult—if not im…Read More.
September is Hispanic heritage month, celebrating the stories and identities of individuals of Latin or Spanish descent from numerous countries. some of our latinx staff SHARED their experiences. NOTE: Individuals who fall under the historically used “Hispanic” term have varying experiences and may choose to identify with several different labels, including but not limited to; […]Read More.
Black Philanthropy Month, observed every August, is a global initiative that shows the ingenuity and transformative impact of the generosity of Black philanthropists. An important portion of this month is highlighting the experiences and uplifting the Black voices in the philanthropic sector. Read from some of our own staff on their perspectives being in this space.Read More.
As people around the globe are tuning in for the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, there’s a variation that rewards no medals yet many insist on competing—Oppression Olympics.
The first recorded use of the phrase was by Elizabeth "Betita" Martínez in a 1993 conversation with activist Angela Davis. Oppression Olympics is the idea that marginalization is a competition of determining the relative weight of overall oppression of individuals or groups, based on identity. Simply put, it’s comparing…Read More.