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An Emergent Strategy Primer - for Funders!

Change is constant. There is always enough time for the right work. Never a failure, always a lesson. ​These are just a few of the principles many of us in radical social justice circles and beyond have taken to heart through adrienne maree brown’s book Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds . So what does Emergent Strategy look like in the philanthropy field? How can...

Resist 2019 Photo Contest!

Calling all Movement Photographers! A picture is worth a thousand words, and here at Resist, we want to see what you’re saying! Photographers are an integral part of the movement for justice and liberation, you make the movement irresistible and uplift marginalized communities through visually compelling photos. Resist is looking for photographers who want to tell the story of the resistance through their lens by...

A Farewell Message From Jax

Dear Resisters, After four years at Resist, I am transitioning out of my role as Director of Emergent Grant-making. I am grateful for you, our community of Resisters. You play a vital role in making our work possible. And, I am grateful for all I have been able to learn and give as a staff collective member. I am forever changed. Our movements are powerful,...

Resist is Hiring a Co-Director: Resource Redistribution!

Resist’s Mission Resist is a foundation that supports people's movements for justice and liberation. We redistribute resources back to frontline communities at the forefront of change while amplifying their stories of building a better world. About Resist We are in our 51st year and aspire to be on the leading edge of philanthropy, led by and accountable to people and communities most impacted by oppression...

Yesterday's April Fool's Email...No, We Are Not Becoming a Lobby Organization!

Dear Resister, We hoped you enjoyed our annual April Fool's joke email! (See here if you missed it.) Rest assured, we are definitely not becoming a lobbying group. We know grassroots groups like the ones we fund at Resist will continue to fight for us 365 days of the year, long after the campaign trail is over - win or lose. Your support will always...

The Power of Lobbying

Dear Resisters, Fifty-two years ago a group of brave individuals came together and founded this organization in defiance of illegitimate authority. Since then, we have committed our work to redistributing resources to the grassroots groups on the frontlines of change. But times are changing, and so is Resist. We now understand that real change starts from the top. And with the upcoming 2020 elections, we...

The Power of Hope, Community, and Change

Dear Resister, Your donations remind us of the power of hope, community, and change. While the Trump administration continues to wage war on the lives of those who are undocumented, LGBTQ, Muslim, Indigenous, disabled, women, and folks of color, we are stronger when we give our attention and resources to the communities on the frontlines of change who dare to hope, re-imagine, and fight for...

Our March Cover Stars: The Mothers and Daughters of the Movement

Miss Major, Barbara Smith, Tourmaline, Alicia Garza, and Charlene Carruthers have a roundtable about the movement. In honor of Women’s History Month, Out dedicates its March issue to women and nonbinary femmes. For the first time in our 27 years of publishing, our entire magazine only features and is photographed by, styled by, and written by women and nonbinary femmes. Joining us as guest editor...

Amplify Series: adé Project

Dear Resister, To get you closer to the frontlines of radical community organizing in this country, we're bringing you the Amplify series (formerly called "Lift Up"). Each piece in the series will highlight the work and members of one Resist grantee, up close and personal. In November we profiled a collective of immigrant parents organizing for educational and economic justice in Pomona, CA called "Gente...

You Can't Give From an Empty Cup

Recently, I had a family emergency that took me away from work for a couple of weeks. During that time, my colleagues encouraged me to take the time I needed to be with my family, and most importantly, to take care of myself. And I did. With the help and support of my colleagues, I was able to focus on my family and myself, and...

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