In October 2009, the Ms. Foundation for Women led a collaborative 2-day leadership symposium focused on how to most effectively advance the leadership of young women of color, transgender and gender non-conforming people of color (TGNC POC) in movements for social justice. Held in collaboration with the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, the New York Women’s Foundation, the Third Wave Foundation, and Women of Color Policy Network at New York University, the event brought together 75 members of the philanthropic community and leaders from social justice nonprofits, including Building Movement Project’s Director, Frances Kunreuther and Project Team Member, Helen Kim, who served as keynote speakers.
Together, they identified ways to overcome barriers to power facing young women, and transgender and gender non-conforming leaders of color. A summary of seven strategic interventions is now available for use by donors, funders and organizers.
Click here for more details on the event or to download the full report.