On behalf of the Board of Directors of Social Justice Fund NW, I am writing to let you know that Zeke Spier has decided to transition out of the role of Executive Director at the end of December. We are excited to announce that the Board has selected Associate Director Mijo Lee to step into the position on January 1, 2016.
One of our grantees, Marcia Shanor of Equality State Policy Center says, "In Wyoming, we often feel like we are out in the hinterlands and we are alone in our progressive work. So to be a part of this community...is energy building."
Hearing Marcia's interview about Equality State Policy Center's work in Wyoming reminds us of how important it is to be in community with one another.
Ramon Ramirez is President of Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), Oregon's farmworkers union and one of Social Justice Fund's grantees. Ramon was a panelist at our 2015 Grantee Summit in Seattle last month where he shared both victories and challenges. He also shared how important Social Justice Fund's support is to PCUN's work. This support is possible because of our members.
Krista Bustamante is the Organizing Director at Idaho Community Action Network, one of Social Justice Fund's grantees. Krista was a panelist at our 2015 Grantee Summit in Seattle earlier this month where she shared her community organizing work with Social Justice Fund members.