September Third Thursday Lunch: “Philanthropic Redlining” with Rev. Kelly Kirby

Our monthly Third Thursday Lunch Series RETURNS in September!
You are invited to join the discussion VIRTUALLY via Zoom, but the event will also be live-streamed. Details below.

presented by Fellowship of Reconciliation and
Sowers of Justice Network

September 16 | Noon-1:00 PM
Featured Speaker: Rev. Kelly Kirby

The Third Thursday Lunch program for September will feature Rev. Kelly Kirby. This is a presentation on “philanthropic redlining” and how we can support economic justice for the American descendants of slavery by supporting Black-led institutions.

About Philanthropic Redlining (from the Marcus Harris Foundation)
“Inequities in funding among nonprofits have led to the growing use of the term philanthropic redlining. Redlining traditionally refers to the housing policies that resulted in the systematic denial of mortgage capital to black Americans during the 20th Century. Philanthropic redlining highlights misguided donor attitudes and practices that have led to significant underfunding of black-led organizations, particularly in the South and Midwest. Black-led organizations are more likely to be more reliant on government grants, resulting in many of them being more vulnerable to changes in government and recessions.

About Kelly Kirby
I am the Rector of St. Matthew’s, a creative and hopeful Episcopalian parish in Louisville, Kentucky. My current projects include Empower West Louisville, a diverse collaboration that strives for racial healing through economic justice and citywide book studies, the 2021 Bingham Fellows Class, and participation in the Collegeville Communities of Calling initiative: a project on how the many callings throughout our lives bring about wholeness in the world.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The event will also be live streamed on the Sowers of Justice Facebook page, and broadcast on 106.5 FM WFMP’s FORward radio.

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Third Thursday lunch is sponsored by Fellowship of Reconciliation and Sowers of Justice, two faith based advocacy groups that work for justice through education and action.