In recent years, movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp have created a louder, shared voice against sexual harassment and sexual violence. Functioning in many ways as a space for individuals to come forward and share all-too-painful experiences, often in the workplace, these movements have created a collective (albeit imperfect) space to do the work: to understand individual and shared experience, to hold those who have done and are doing harm publicly accountable for their actions, and to collect, create, and disseminate resources to create change. While the impact of these moments is different for each of us, for me personally,
As part of the PEAK Insight Journal on Social Justice, we wanted to share a great tool that grantmakers can use to promote and support social justice. Fund the People....
Data collection is based on what we ask, what is of interest to us, and what we deem to be important and worthy of knowing. This is all determined by who we are, where we sit, what we value, and how we see the world. "Our biases remove our ability to be neutral, and we can't claim that what we collect is representative of the full truth (or even the most important truth)."
We launched CBMA in 2008 to respond to the growing need across the nation for programs, policies, and resources that meaningfully invest in Black men and boys. Life outcomes for Black males lagged far behind those of their White counterparts in all areas, including education, health, safety, jobs, and criminal justice involvement.