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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We need these words now more than ever. This is not a day off for us. Most of our staff are celebrating the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the community. Please join us at the following events: MLK Day 5K Drum Run When: Jan. 20, line up begins at 8:45 a.m. Where: Piedmont…

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Join us at the Just Opportunity Summit 2019! Our cities, states, and region face major economic and demographic headwinds – lack of quality affordable housing, viable transportation options, gainful employment and business opportunities – the list goes on and on. But it is the last two areas of gainful employment and business opportunities for all,…

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By Taylor Lee, PSE communications intern (Summer 2018), Hampton University (2019) If you are a scholar, activist, or community organizer the Just Energy Summit 2018 is perfect for you. The two-day forum’s goal is to inspire change agents to be more vocal around equity and energy regulation in the American South. The event will take…

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Dreams are a way to uplift yourself beyond your circumstances. Learn how Twanna Harris’ dreams allowed her to turn her ideas into reality.  Twanna Harris is an Atlanta transplant originally from a rural Florida town that she describes as “very poor with a strong African American community”. Twanna was born the only child to a…

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Our stories of resilience aren’t just for us, but to inspire others with hope. Learn how Dawn Luke’s story of resilience inspired her work.  Dawn Luke is an Atlanta native by way of Lagrange, GA. Born to a middle-class, two-parent household, Dawn was the second oldest of three girls. Her parents were hard-working factory workers…

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