Congratulations to Emiko Badillo! Emiko will be receiving the Hunter-Pious Award, given to a Social Justice Fund member who has devoted long-term service to Social Justice Fund and its work.
Congratualtions to Michaelynn Hawk! We will be presenting Michaelynn with the Jeannette Rankin Award for her longtime activism and extraordinary service to the Social Justice Fund region of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington.
Being part of two Social Justice Giving Projects has helped Brittany and me understand our best role as organizers and activists: we are part of this movement as engaged donors.
When we joined our first Giving Project with Social Justice Fund, it was within our first year of living in Seattle. I was fresh out of college, and we were encouraged to join by people in our community doing social justice work. Being part of the identity-based LGBTQ Giving Project was an intense, challenging, and rewarding way to start our donor activism.
I am the child of Thai immigrants, born and raised in Washington, passionate about social justice and community building, and someone who finds joy in dance, food, and a nice pot of tea.
Last year I was working someplace that had nothing to do with social justice and I was looking for a way to feed my social justice needs, so I joined Social Justice Fund’s Gender Justice Giving Project. Being part of a Giving Project allowed me to learn and build analysis and gave me a clear way to take action on some of the struggles and injustices in our communities.
I joined with 23 other Social Justice Fund members who had a similar desire to change the world. I’ve made some really great friends.
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.