At New England International Donors we commit to empowering persons of color in global philanthropy and beyond. We will not stand by as injustice plagues our society. Here are tools that you can use to put your commitment to action in the fight against systematic racism.
Created by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, 13th explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. The film incorporates analysis from scholars, activists, and politicians to examine the criminalization of African-Americans and the U.S. prison boom. The documentary can be found on Netflix. For further information about the film, check out this NPR podcast with Ava DuVernay.
Closing the Race Gap in Philanthropy Demands Radical Candour
In this article, published by The Guardian, Kennedy Odede highlights the importance of acknowledging and addressing the legacy of racial injustice in international development and philanthropy. Kennedy Odede is the co-founder and CEO of Shining Hope for Communities (Shofco) and author of a New York Times best-selling memoir.
The Torture Letters: Reckoning with Police Violence
The Torture Letters: Reckoning with Police Violence by Laurence Ralph chronicles the history of torture in Chicago, the burgeoning activist movement against police violence, and the American public’s complicity in perpetuating torture at home and abroad. With compassion and careful skill, Ralph uncovers the tangled connections among law enforcement, the political machine, and the courts in Chicago, amplifying the voices of torture victims who are still with us—and lending a voice to those long deceased.