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Upcoming programs in the Race + Disability webinar series

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Please join us for the final two programs in the 2021-22 Race + Disability Webinar Series, co-sponsored by FISA Foundation, The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation. Messing It Up, Figuring It Out: Repairing Community After Restoring Harm June 7, 2022; noon-2:00pm ET. Join anti-oppression coach Wanda Swan as she … Read More >

Grantee convening: race, gender and disability

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Throughout the last couple of years, FISA and many of its grantees have focused on being more intentionally addressing racism and ableism.  In January, they reconvened for a progress update.  More than 40 individuals attended. FISA provided an update about some of the changes it has made over the last … Read More >

Upcoming webinar: Cradle to Prison Pipeline

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This upcoming webinar explores the systematic exclusion of kids of color and kids with disabilities from early childhood education and preschool programs. Learn about this pattern and what can be done to create welcoming and inclusive early education programming. Read More >

New Report: Student Arrests in Allegheny County Schools: The Need for Transparency and Accountability

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FISA Foundation is proud to have supported the ACLU of PA in developing Student Arrests in Allegheny County Schools: The Need for Transparency and Accountability. FISA believes it’s imperative that school administrators, school boards, parents and advocates examine their own data about student arrests and use it to inform policy … Read More >

Come check in with peers: Action Steps on Undoing Racism and Ableism

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Have you been attending the RACE + DISABILITY webinars? Are you struggling to get started on your journey to address racism and ableism? Or have you taken some steps you’d like to share with others. Join us for this lunchtime conversation on December 13, noon-1:30 pm ET, where you’ll have … Read More >

Coming up soon! Race + Disability: The Student Experience of School Policing webinar on December 1

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When police are present in schools, what are the consequences for students of color and students with disabilities? This webinar will focus on the experience of students who are disproportionately impacted by school policing and the external efforts to elevate their experiences. Presenters: Dr. Claire Cohen, who has practiced child … Read More >

FISA Foundation awards new grants that promote equity and justice for women, girls, and people with disabilities

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FISA Foundation is proud to announce new grants of nearly $475,000 to 16 nonprofit organizations to advance equity and justice for women, girls, and people with disabilities. Under its new strategic plan, adopted in July 2021, FISA Foundation committed to addressing structural racism in its work and is particularly pleased … Read More >