Atlantic Announces Fellows for Racial Equity
The Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE) program has announced its first cohort of Fellows.
This year's 29 Fellows include Alicia Garza, Director of Strategy and Partnerships for the National Domestic Workers' Alliance, and co-founder of Black Lives Matter; Color of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson; CultureStrike Executive Director Favianna Rodríguez, who hopes to build a national network of artists of color and migrant artists focused on connections between African American and Latinos/as; Dallas Goldtooth, Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network; Michael Smith, Executive Director of the MBK Alliance and Director of Youth Opportunity Programs at the Obama Foundation; Devon Carbado, Associate Vice Chancellor and Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law; Obenewa Amponsah, Executive Director, Africa Office, Harvard University Center for African Studies; andHoliday Simmons, Organizer and Transgender Rights Activist and Program Manager, Generative Somatics. Launched in 2016 with a ten-year, $60 million Atlantic Philanthropies grant to Columbia University, the year-long non-residential program is designed to strengthen the networks, skills, and capacity of activists, authors, artists, and others who are working to challenge racism in the U.S. and South Africa and disrupt the reemergence of white nationalism and supremacy. Fellows will receive a financial award and participate in learning tours in the U.S. and South Africa and engage in immersive courses with senior leaders in the field. See the full list of fellows here.