Hosted by Andrus Family Fund Director, Manuela Arciniegas, Out Of The Margins explores social justice philanthropy issues with candid conversation through a racial lens.
Produced by: Sol Design Co. Music by: Peace Poets "Water Got No Enemy"
Manifest with the Campaign for Youth Justice
In this episode of Out Of The Margins, we close our series on what it takes to MANIFEST change with Marcy Mistrett and Billy Harris, previously with the Campaign for Youth Justice. After 15 years of impact, the campaign came to a close on December 31st, 2020. Marcy and Billy speak to us about what it took to achieve substantial wins for the broader field of youth justice and why the work is far from done.
Some of these wins include:
A 70% drop in youth prosecuted as adults. Changing over 100 laws in 40 states and Washington DC that make it harder to send children to adult court.Narrowing or ending automatic transfer laws in 22 states. Permanently closing the door to the adult system for more than 100,000 children every year by raising the age of criminal responsibility to 18 years old.
An update on our guests:
Marcy Mistrett is now the Director of Youth Justice at The Sentencing Project. Billy Harris continues to be a Youth Justice Advocate based in California.
Manifest with Youth Engagement Fund
In this episode, Alejandra Ruiz of the Youth Engagement Fund (YEF) joins us to discuss the voting power of young people of color. She reflects on the organizing wins of the 2020 election and how YEF is building on that momentum to fight back against new voter suppression laws that have recently been enacted in battleground states.
Learn more about YEF's 2021 Summer Docket, which lays out its grantmaking strategy that includes multi-year funding to a cohort of regional, youth of color-led organizations.
This episode was recorded in early 2021.
A Vision for the Future: Visionary Freedom Fund
In this very special episode of Out Of The Margins, we discuss the Visionary Freedom Fund (VFF), an initiative launched by the Andrus Family Fund. We speak with members of VFF's Power Table, including one of its youth leaders, to learn about the importance of funding youth-led organizing, the grantmaking process and lessons learned along the way in advance of its inaugural cohort of grant recipients. Learn more about VFF: affund.org/VisionaryFreedomFund
Jemima Abalogu, VFF Youth Leader
Jessica Pierce and Bryan Perlmutter, VFF Project Coordinators
Hosted by Manuela Arciniegas, AFF Director and VFF Philanthropic Partner
Manifest with Transgender Law Center
In this episode, Juniperangelica (Gia) Cordova of the Transgender Law Center explains how the organization manifests change through its organizing and advocacy work. She discusses the unique challenges trans youth face, how the trans rights movement intersects with other social justice movements, the importance of building intergenerational power and why the movement should follow the lead of Black trans women and femmes.
Read TLC’s community-led demands in the Trans Agenda for Liberation, which lifts up the following pillars:
Black Trans Women and Black Trans Femmes Leading and Living FiercelyBeloved HomeIntergenerational Connection and Lifelong CareDefining OurselvesFreedom to ThriveFollow TLC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Manifest with Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing
We continue our series that unpacks what it takes to manifest change. In this episode, we hear from Monica Cordova, Co-Executive Director of Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO). She discusses the power of youth organizing and why it's critical for philanthropy to support it "in big ways." Plus, we take a look at the field of youth organizing and how it's evolved over the last two decades.
Find FCYO's 20th Anniversary resources here.
Attend FCYO's upcoming webinar here.
Manifest with Foster Youth in Action
We kick off a new series that unpacks what it takes to manifest change. Our first episode of the series features Anna Gennari, Deputy Director of Foster Youth in Action. She connects the dots between various disruptive systems, and how they intersect with the child welfare system. Additionally, we discuss how youth organizing is the key driver in lifting up the demands of foster youth in order to implement real policy changes across the country.
Informative & Representative
Great insights directly from those impacted most and/or on the ground doing the work on the many issues highlighted on each episode.