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FCCP 2019 Convening

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Westin Book Cadillac Hotel

1114 Washington Boulevard

Detroit, MI 48226

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Moving Forward Together: People, Power, and Justice

Registration for FCCP’s 2019 Convening is now open! Join us from November 19-21 in Detroit, MI as we bring together funders and community changemakers for 3 days of learning, networking, and strategic planning. Participants will engage in events centered on organizing for 2020 and beyond: including sessions on census work, money in politics, and racial equity + power sharing. Expect a challenging week of growth and collaboration with practical takeaways to inform your future grantmaking.

Register now to take advantage of Early Bird Registration which closes July 31 at 11:30 PM ET.

Our convening is open to all funders (FCCP members or not) and invited speakers. Room reservations and convening sessions will be located at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel.

Please send all questions to Ashley Tjhung, Operations Coordinator at atjhung@funderscommittee.org.



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As we gather for FCCP’s 2019 Convening, with critical questions facing our democracy, a powerful upswell of organizing and engagement has helped reshape what appears possible for 2020 and beyond. FCCP members and our extended philanthropic network stand at an inflection point: 2020 will mark a year of national elections and the decennial census, continued assaults against the rule of law, and critical policy battles being fought at state and national levels. Impacts from the year ahead will chart a new course for the country and fundamentally redefine who counts and has agency to shape the political agenda.

Join us this November in Detroit. Together, we will draw inspiration from past and present examples of people in the region organizing to overcome obstacles and achieve a better future for their community. In just two years, Michigan swiftly turned the page to become a leader in democracy reform and representation: thwarting gerrymandering, passing pro-voter ballot measures, mobilizing for the 2020 Census, and electing a wave of women to office.

Together, we will examine the prominent dynamics that will shape our nation’s future: rising distrust in government and institutions to serve the needs of communities; challenges to voting rights; assaults on labor; the impact of money on politics; battles over racial, gender, and reproductive justice; anti-semitism; Islamophobia; widening socioeconomic gaps; funding and engagement boom and bust cycles; census historically hard-to-count areas; and so much more.

FCCP will bring together grantmakers, thought leaders, and changemakers in strategic dialogue. We will discuss our challenges, learn from shining examples that are propelling our democracy and equitable participation, and identify opportunities for collaboration as we move forward together to build a just and equitable democracy.


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