NEO Philanthropy hosted BREAKING OUT, a one-day institute on October 30 in New York City that was designed to spark a dialogue about the changing landscape of philanthropy, and what it takes to drive change today.
Building on conversations from the 2013 event, Breaking Out 2014 continued to explore how the emergence of new technologies, dramatic demographic shifts, growing inequity, powerful partnerships across diverse communities, vibrant and multicultural youth-led efforts, new strategies for grant making, and new models for doing good are influencing the way we think and tackle the complex problems that we face today. For more information about Breaking Out, visit www.theneodifference.org.
Advocates fighting against juvenile life without parole (JLWOP), for marriage equality, for access to equitable educational opportunities (including the opportunity for undocumented immigrants to attend college and pursue their dreams), and for the rights of the new majority to vote, have all experienced dramatic milestones with recent Supreme Court and Administrative announcements or with attempts to suppress voters. Now is the time to reflect on these struggles, understand how they connect to the fight for civil and human rights, and discern what can be learned across social justice movements.