SEATTLE (August 4, 2020) — Marguerite Casey Foundation is launching a new partnership with Penguin Random House’s One World imprint to amplify the work of authors who are powerful voices for social justice. This partnership connects leading authors with activists and community organizers, as they work to change the national conversation about justice, freedom, and power.
Each month through the rest of 2020, Marguerite Casey Foundation will share books among its grantee partners, community leaders, staff, and others working for a more just society. The authors featured in this partnership have all written books about the impacts of white supremacy, systemic racism, and gender inequity on communities across the country. This partnership is an example of how Marguerite Casey Foundation believes philanthropy should support social justice and leaders in this moment.
“Marguerite Casey Foundation is honored to amplify these critical authors and their works,” says Dr. Carmen Rojas, President and CEO of Marguerite Casey Foundation. “This partnership will allow us to deepen the relationships between the country’s most important writers and organizers working toward shifting the balance of power towards Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color as well as to our trans and queer brothers and sisters.”
The first two books of this partnership are “How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi” and “Finna: Poems by Nate Marshall.” Book selections will align with the current moment and conversation, and future selections will be announced as they are chosen. Learn about upcoming events for books in this partnership and other One World events in its newsletter.
“One World is delighted to partner with Marguerite Casey Foundation to connect some of the most courageous authors of our time to some of the most courageous organizers of our time,” Elizabeth Méndez Berry, Vice President and Executive Editor at One World, says. “We believe that organizing, like writing, is an act of imagination: believing that another world is not only possible but necessary.”
About Marguerite Casey Foundation
Marguerite Casey Foundation nurtures a national movement of low-income families advocating on their own behalf for change. We invest in grassroots activism that builds the power and voice of families living in poverty to create their own solutions for a more just and equitable society for all. Our grantmaking provides substantial multiyear general support in four regions – the South, Southwest, Midwest, and California – as well as nationally. For more information, please visit https://caseygrants.org. Connect with Marguerite Casey Foundation on Twitter and Facebook.