We invite you to join us for #GivingTuesdayNow, the global day of giving, on May 5, 2020.
WOCN, Inc. is working continuously, supporting women of color on the ground level, and in state and national platforms serving marginalized communities during this global pandemic.
So far, in March and April 2020 alone, we have:
● Partnered and presented on 4 national video conferences focusing on the impacts of COVID-19 on Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) advocates and the communities they represent, including the intersections they serve such as LGBTQ, immigrant/refugee/undocumented, and service and gig economy workers and survivors;
● Partnered with the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness to host a conversation with federal agencies responding to COVID-19, with Center for Disease Control (CDC), US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) sharing their efforts to reach and support BIPOC with 230+ participants;
● In our role as the Underserved Committee Chair of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, helped in educating legislators around the need for emergency COVID-19 relief for survivors from underserved communities and communities of color;
● Partnered on an upcoming survey on the financial impact of COVID-19 on survivors and programs;
● Announced 5 webinars to occur in May and June 2020 titled “Working with Survivors on the Margins of Black Community”, that to date have accumulated nearly 2000 in registrations; and
● Offering on a day-to-day, one-on-one basis coaching, guidance, and support to women in our national network.
With all that we are able to accomplish and provide in these unprecedented times, our work is needed now more than ever.
According to a report released in December 2019, the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE), only 0.6 percent of foundation giving was targeted to women of color in 2016.