August 5th marks ten years since a man with ties to white supremacist organizations killed six people in an Oak Creek Sikh temple, and August 3rd marks three years since 23 people were killed in an El Paso Walmart. The El Paso gunman claimed the mass murder was a “response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.” Many other instances of mass violence in recent years have been driven by racial or ethnic hatred and intolerance, including deadly attacks in Charleston in 2015, Pittsburgh in 2018, Atlanta in 2021, and Buffalo in 2022.
While these instances may appear to be distinct attacks, the current moment is part of a long history of nativism in the United States. One historian notes that “the historical record reveals an interwoven tapestry of people on the militant right who have united in common cause to target communities and to undermine American democracy, and who ultimately hope to provoke race war.” An Associated Press-NORC poll in December 2021 found that nearly one in three respondents agreed that “there is a group of people in this country who are trying to replace native-born Americans with immigrants who agree with their political views.”
What will you learn?
- How funders can support BIPOC communities that are working to build solidarity across movements
- Research and strategies in responding to hate and the rise of white nationalism
- List of Speakers in Formation
Who should attend?
All interested funders. Please note that calls are open to GCIR members, other grantmaking institutions, philanthropic advisors, and members and staff of funder affinity groups and regional associations of grantmakers. (Participation is limited to organizations that share GCIR’s core values.)
How do I sign up?
Registration is required by August 3rd.
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the “Register Now” link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
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Thursday, August 4
12:45 PM to 2:00 PM EDT