We are building healing spaces and nurturing ecosystems that support Black communities impacted by oppressive structures and injustice. BLM GNF hosted a series of free webinars where we gathered experts across the field to talk about key issues/learnings impacting Black people in their process to create healing in their work.
Some of those sessions included “Healing Justice, Embodiment, Praxis, and Building Black Futures” and “The Body: Grief, Lament, and Joy in COVID Times”.
Griffin-Gracy Educational Retreat & Historical Center $200,000
House of GG was founded and led by Trans and gender nonconforming people and allies to create safe and transformative spaces where members of our community can heal – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spirityally – from the trauma arising from generations of transphobia, racism, sexism, poverty, ableism and violence, and nurture them into tomorrow’s leaders. The organization primary focuses on supporting and nurturing the leadership of Transgender women of color living in the U.S. South. Although House of GG was unable to host their in-person retreats as a consequence of COVID-19, the organization regranted $100,000 of the $200,000 they received to fund COVID emergency housing for Black trans women, Hurricane Ida mutual aid and general operating expenses. They plan to use the remaining $100,000 to fund future retreats.
The foundation was established in 2010 after a jury found former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle guilty for the shooting of Oscar Grant. While Wanda Johnson, Oscar’s mother, and her family continue to fight for justice for Oscar, the foundation exists to help mend the distrust between residents in predominantly Black, high-crime communities and law enforcement.
Sybrina and Tracy, along with their son Jahvaris, created the Trayvon Martin Foundation out of a need to bring awareness to ending senseless gun violence. By sharing their personal and powerful stories, they have encouraged diverse audiences—from college students and faculty and legal professionals to community and family organizations—to become more educated on ways to keep their loved ones safe and to empower themselves to become catalysts for social change.
As catalysts for multi-sector systemic change, We Love Our Sons & Daughters Foundation focuses on building capacity at the intersection of 4 core outcome components: Advocating for Justice, Improving Health via preventable chronic disease, Advancing Education, and Strengthening Family.