A Farewell Message From Jax
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, abundant, and growing.
Over the past four years we have:
Nearly doubled our annual giving and awarded over $2,000,000 to hundreds of local, grassroots groups across the United States and Puerto Rico working for justice and liberation.
Created a participatory funding structure made up of Resist grantees, joining a growing movement to democratize the field of philanthropy.
Expanded our framework from Resist to “Resist, Re-imagine, Re-build“, which brought arts, culture, and healing-based groups into our funding guidelines.
Shifted into a worker self-directed non-profit structure, which allowed for the incorporation of best practices from worker-owned cooperative models into ours.
Published “Transforming Resist: A Series on Radical Philanthropy”, placing Resist into a global movement to decolonize wealth and humanize the work of philanthropic giving.
Working with the hundreds of grassroots groups across the country made me aware of how much beautiful, hard work our movements are doing. I am moving on to a role at Howlround Theatre Commons that will best leverage all of my gifts and soul callings. There I’ll be the new Communications Manager, working to strengthen networks that can support a solidarity economy in the fields of theater and performance.
To continued work for justice and liberation,