Power Building in Marginalized Communities

Fighting Against Racism Fueled by Fear of Migration

Within the United States, people are fleeing their homes to escape floods, wildfires, and pollution. Meanwhile, migrants are coming to the U.S. from across the world in search of safety. As climate change and political crises escalate and people are forced to move, racist narratives about migration are spread more frequently by influential people abusing their power.

Hope Over Fear

For a more inclusive democracy, migrant and refugee communities can lead social movements that inspire hope over fear and bridge divides. But achieving lasting change requires funding, capacity, and adequate resources that aren’t currently accessible to many of these groups.

The Power Building in Marginalized Communities Initiative invests in:

  • Resources and organizing partners that support movement building led by migrant and refugee communities
  • Place-based organizations that use new and proven methods to support migrant and refugee communities
  • Rallying funders around the intersectional issues of climate, immigration, and democracy

Staff Working on Power Building in Marginalized Communities

Shuya Ohno

Director, Just and Inclusive Society

Omayma El Ella

Senior Program Associate, Just and Inclusive Society

Nora Hakizimana

Program Associate, Just and Inclusive Society

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