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An Antiracist Reading List

The Skillman Foundation is dedicated to confronting the drivers of inequality and redesign systems with those who have been historically marginalized. As part of this commitment, we hope to strengthen our community by sharing resources that address the challenges facing Detroiters and the world at large.

This month, we are sharing "An Antiracist Reading List," a collection of suggested readings on realizing and understanding our internal biases from Ibram X. Kendi of The New York Times.

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A Prayer for U.S.

President & CEO Tonya Allen reflects on the death of George Floyd and contemplates on the leadership—especially young leaders—that has emerged in the wake of recent events.

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60 Examples of #DetroitGenius

Detroit youth possess genius. Their talent comes in all forms: academics, arts, sports, service to the community, and more. To celebrate Detroit genius, we asked the community-at-large to let us know of young people who astonish and inspire.

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Caring for Our Kids during COVID-19

 
Program officer Terry Whitfield writes about the importance of connecting with youth during the pandemic for their socio-emotional well-being.

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Meeting Detroit Brilliance with Resilience in Difficult Times

Associate program officer Matthew Hoerauf writes about a new collaborative to support youth and family mental health during the pandemic.

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Tonya Allen to Chair Return to School Advisory Council

 
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the COVID-19 Return to School Advisory Council made up of students, educators, and parents to discuss what school will look like next year; president & CEO Tonya Allen was named council chair.

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Black Foundation Executives Request Action by Philanthropy on Anti-Black Racism

 
The Skillman Foundation has signed on to ABFE's call to philanthropy to address anti-Black racism in the communities they serve.

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A Love Letter to Detroit

 
The Detroit 21, a group of leaders of community development organizations across the city, wrote a letter to Detroiters honoring their resilience and dedication.

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The Skillman Foundation partners with Catchafire to Support 200 Organizations

 
The Skillman Foundation is thrilled to partner with Catchafire to bring time-sensitive, virtual operational support to 200 youth-serving organizations in Detroit.

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Letter from 18 Groups Urge Michigan Leaders to Protect Student Financial Aid During COVID-19

 
The Skillman Foundation co-signed a letter to Michigan policymakers urging them to protect student financial aid for higher education during the pandemic.

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