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Shirley Sherrod of Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education stands in a pecan orchard in Dougherty County, Georgia in May 2019. Photo by Mike Kane for Marguerite Casey Foundation's Equal Voice News

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Philanthropy and Families in 2019: Education Opens Doors to Equity

December 30, 2019

Marguerite Casey Foundation is nurturing a national family-led movement for justice and equity, focusing on advocacy, activism and education. For families, poverty is not a single issue. Here is a sample of 2019 Equal Voice stories about education and hope.

Jan. 28, 2019

“Portraits of Muslim Families Show the Real America”

The first Muslim travel ban went into effect on Jan. 28, 2017. Nationwide, the ban continues to affect numerous families, who are asking: If this is separating loved ones and making communities weaker, why are we doing this? Learn more by reading the story.

Feb. 22, 2019

“A Light on Injustice: A Talk With Two Alabama Activists”

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Alabama places lynching of African-Americans in the proper context of U.S. history. It serves as a reminder that all Americans must shine a light on injustice. Learn more by reading the story and watching a special Marguerite Casey Foundation Equal Voice video.

June 13, 2019

“Honoring Father’s Day in a Diverse America”

How does your family celebrate Father’s Day? For 2019, Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Equal Voice spoke with dads about the day, spending time with loved ones and the importance of fatherhood in a growing and diverse country. Learn more by reading the story.

July 10, 2019

“How a Black Farming Community Found Justice”

It was once thought Black farming communities would vanish by 2000. But families who run these farms are continuing this important work. Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Equal Voice chronicles a Black farming community in this special report. Learn more by reading the story.

Oct. 24, 2019

“Feed the Hood Addresses Hunger and Food Apartheid in New Mexico”

Learn how low-income families and grassroots organizers are working together to plant community and school gardens so residents can have better access to healthy and affordable food. They’re not only fighting hunger. They’re also building community trust. Learn more by reading the story.


Equal Voice is Marguerite Casey Foundation’s publication featuring stories of America’s families creating social change. With Equal Voice, we challenge how people think and talk about poverty in America. All original Equal Voice content, including freelance photography, can be reproduced for free, as long as proper credit and a link to our homepage are included. Photographs from The Associated Press are copyright protected.

Philanthropy and Families in 2019: Education Opens Doors to Equity