We are grateful for each day we get to advance racial equity and shared prosperity. We have you to thank for our progress. Your contributions, thoughts, prayers, ideas, and presence have sustained us over the past 10 years. We are now looking towards the coming 10, 15, and 20 years to come, and we need…

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Volume 2020, Issue 8 The Partnership for Southern Equity along with the equity ecosystem throughout metropolitan Atlanta is working hard to change the fundamental systems that perpetuate inequities. And at the same time, we see the immediate need to support Black and disinvested communities. We created the COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund as a part of…

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10-year veteran and Partnership for Southern Equity long-time advocate, Dwayne Patterson, advances racial equity as Babcock Foundation’s first Chief Equity Impact Officer To our dearest partners and friends, It’s with mixed emotions that I announce that Dwayne Patterson, Vice President of Strategy and Engagement and one of The Partnership for Southern Equity’s (PSE) longest supporters,…

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Volume 2020, Issue 7 – “Good Trouble” Some of my favorite memories as a kid in the 1980s are of my Aunt Claudette bringing me to work at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference national office on Auburn Avenue. The people there “poured” their stories and hopes into me during that time, which in many ways…

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With the persistence of COVID-19 cases in metropolitan Atlanta, conflicting responses to preventative measures, cancellation of events, and the advisement to limit contact, the Partnership for Southern Equity’s (PSE) senior leadership team have decided to serve the equity ecosystem remotely and close our offices until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (updated). We will assess a possible extension of our…

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Op-ed published in Nonprofit Quarterly, May 4, 2020

Op-ed published in Nonprofit Quarterly on May 4, 2020, followed by a webinar on May 20, 2020, with Grantmakers for Southern Progress, Kendeda Fund, Amalgamated Bank, MacArthur Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, and Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation While the country grapples with an uncertain future, given COVID-19 and its disproportionate impact on African Americans…

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WASHINGTON (MARCH 19, 2020) – More than 575 utility justice, labor, faith, consumer and environmental groups urged state governors, mayors and utility regulators today to put a moratorium on electricity and water-utility shutoffs in response to the coronavirus crisis and resulting job losses. Today’s letter also called for deeper policy changes that deploy distributed solar…

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Arlene Parker-Goldson, Just Health Director On January 30, 2020, the Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) convened the second meeting of the Just Health Circle (JHC) to connect, listen, learn, collaborate, practice as the framework for addressing health inequity in metropolitan Atlanta, the state of Georgia and the American South. JHC is a diverse group of…

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