Blame Barack Obama for my nonprofit career. His first run for presidency during my college years transformed me into a political junkie fixated on hope. Examining his life path convinced me that activism and community organizing were the keys to making social change. Obama’s first campaign coincided with the […]
Does Starfleet provide a model the nonprofit sector should Boldly Go toward? Vu Le is a believer in strategic federated support of our individual starships.
This isn’t new (or maybe it is for some of y’all) but I’ve been cycling between being surprised, frustrated, tired, contemplative, and frustrated of East Asians reiterating white narratives. “I’m not a person of color” “I can’t be a person of color, look at my skin” “Racism doesn’t exist, look at how far we’ve come!” […]
I am a woman of color, who has been learning (and un-learning) to be unapologetically brown. Growing up in Virginia as a daughter of immigrants there were so many times I heard “Where are you actually from?” despite the fact that my first and most fluent language is English and I speak with a distinctly […]
This past May in Change-Makers, RVC capacity-building coach Uma Rao stirred the pot – in a good way – with the post “When we hire white folks to work in communities of color, it can get confusing.” In it, she raised important questions and challenges to white people working in communities of color. Moved by […]