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Racial Healing and Justice Fund — Selection Committee

Meet the Racial Healing + Justice Fund’s Selection Committee. 

The community members who will select the Racial Healing + Justice Fund‘s Community Governance Board are:

  • Anyta Wilson, Awareness Institute
  • Bridget Walsh Moore, Disability Justice Organizer
  • David Gerth, Metropolitan Congregations United
  • Erica Williams, A Red Circle
  • Jae Shepherd, Action St. Louis
  • Jewel Stafford, Washington University
  • Julia Ho, Solidarity Economy
  • Liz Brown, Gateway to Hope
  • Nicole Jackson, NLJ Counseling and Coaching Services
  • Shontay Ford, Eastside Aligned
  • Stan McCoy, 2nd Chance Freedom Foundation
  • Mary-Ann McGivern, Community Organizer
  • Yetunde Janski-Ogunfidodo, Equity Facilitator and Creative Consultant

The RHJF Selection Committee is comprised of 13 community organizers and healing practitioners who have answered the call to identify the initial members of the Racial Healing + Justice Funds Community Governance Board.

The Selection Committee will share their visions and experiences with the fund throughout the engagement process.  This committee will vote to determine the members who will make up the Community Governance Body based on received applications.

The Purpose for the Racial Healing + Justice Fund. 

The goal of the Racial Healing + Justice Fund is to create a non-traditional Community Governance Board selection process. This process was created for foundations and nonprofits to step aside and make intentional space for community organizers, healing practitioners, and community members themselves to embrace the ability to be decision-makers and have power over resources that are allocated to the community. As a part of this process Forward Through Ferguson acts as a facilitator,  but not as a decision making body aiming to create a unique fund that is truly made for and by our community that needs it most.

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