#OwnVoices: 12 impactful quotes from Black nonprofit leaders in Philly - Generocity Philly

People

Jun. 8, 2020 4:09 pm

#OwnVoices: 12 impactful quotes from Black nonprofit leaders in Philly

We've been foregrounding the voices of some the region's Black nonprofit leaders the past few weeks — but we thought it might be interesting to look further back than that for some of our featured quotes.

(Courtesy photos)

“Our words stand,” poet Adrienne Rich once said, and it is true — there is nothing that warms this journalist’s heart more than a good, direct quote with words that stake their ground and stand fast.

At this moment, when folks are clamoring for an end to anti-blackness in policing and demanding racial justice and equity long denied, we wanted to foreground the voices of the region’s Black nonprofit leaders. But we thought it might be interesting to look further back than just the past two weeks of coverage at Generocity.

And so we dove into our archives — as well as our more recent stories — to pick the 12 quotes we’ve included here.

Some of these folks have written columns for us, and appeared in multiple stories (some of which we’ve linked to so you can read them in their entirety), and honestly have many, many great quotes from which we could have chosen. Other folks, though new to us, have also made an impression, and we hope we’ll have more to link to for them in the future.

No compilation of this sort is complete, of course. So keep saying memorable, insightful and noteworthy things — we promise to catch up!

From our Partners

 

 

-30-
LEAVE A COMMENT

From our Partners

Uprising in Philadelphia: A to-do list for the next six months

Generocity.org is launching a year-long reporting project on a ‘more just recovery’

Nonprofit AF: The default nonprofit board model is archaic and toxic. Let’s try some new models

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Listen to the pitch, then cast your vote for one of seven local nonprofits

3300 Henry Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19129

Public Health Management Corporation

Clinical Supervisor

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Public Health Management Corporation

Special Education Teacher

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Public Health Management Corporation

CUA CASE MANAGER

Apply Now

Opinion: Costs of the pandemic to local, state governments must be covered by the federal government

An investors’​ guide to investing for racial equity

When working for justice, the promotora model builds power in communities even during a pandemic

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

La educación puede ayudar a romper el ciclo de pobreza en El Barrio

Philadelphia

Public Health Management Corporation

Psychiatrist

Apply Now
3300 Henry Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19129

Public Health Management Corporation

PT Behavioral Health Technician

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity