While the corporate profits and salaries of top executives continue to increase, the core of workers who provide vital and everyday services have yet to see their share of a fair distribution of wealth. A leading voice in this current movement speaking truth to power on the devastating consequences of wealth inequality is our very own Board Emerita, Abigail E. Disney.
Today we are taking a look back at The Foundation’s 2018 giving. True to our core mission, we continued to urgently respond to and invest in the needs of women leading movements and community solutions that confront economic, gender and racial injustice. A record high of more than $11 million in grants were made to 175 community organizations working to advance women’s economic security, increase political leadership and civic participation, disrupt and prevent gender-based violence, and protect access to healthcare and sexual and reproductive justice.
TransLash is a four-episode program that focuses on what it’s like to transition and be Trans–particularly a Trans person of color–at a time of social backlash. Initially distributed as a docuseries on YouTube and Facebook, TransLash follows the transition story of journalist and host Imara Jones, as well as that of the larger Trans community in the current political climate. In the latest episode and in this blog post, Imara discusses the power of resilience of chosen families in the lives of Trans people.