The Grassroots Fund is excited to announce the keynote speaker for RootSkills!
Kali Akuno is Co-Founder and Director of Cooperation Jackson. He served as the Director of Special Projects and External Funding in the Mayoral Administration of the late Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, MS. Kali is also an human rights educator, writer, and an organizer focusing on building organizations and institutions for working class and oppressed communities.
To find out more about Kali and Cooperation Jackson, click here.
The Grassroots Fund supports change makers who not only experience marginalization but face systemic and structural barriers to traditional funding. We’re investing in individuals, groups and organizations working across a broad range of environmental and social justice issues that traditional funders often overlook. And we encourage them to take creative approaches to challenging existing systems.
The RootSkills conference is about building networks. We’re strengthening movements by making powerful, intersectional connections between a broad spectrum of participants all working towards a common goal. The Conference agenda and workshop track learning objectives are co-created by a 27-member planning committee. An open call to our networks for workshop sessions has resulted in 33 offerings that are about helping grassroots organizers develop their own solutions to complex environmental and social justice issues that affect where they live. Where Friday focuses on issue area technical sessions, Saturday sessions create space to have process-focused conversations.
We want your voice, your perspective here! Please join 350 grassroots organizers in Worcester (MA) as we take on a shared responsibility to reduce our impact on the planet and improve the lives of the people who live here. Contribute to identifying, selecting and accessing the specific tools, resources and connections needed to create healthy, sustainable and resilient communities.