2011-2012 Alston Bannerman Sabbatical Fellowship class
Supporting the New Majority
At the Center for Social Inclusion, we are committed to supporting leaders of color to develop ideas, strategies, relationships and resources to support solutions that work for communities they organize and to contribute to national transformation strategies.
In our 10th anniversary year, we have redoubled our efforts to build and strengthen a multi-racial, intergenerational set of leaders to translate America’s changing demographics into a new source of power and prosperity for a society where all people can participate in solutions that help us all thrive.
We have been supporting leaders of color in multiple ways. We conduct trainings, workshops and strategy meetings on structurally transformative strategies and on issue areas we work in, and on how to talk about race effectively to move policy.
We have also been providing fellowships to organizers of color. In 2008, the Center for Social Inclusion had the great privilege of absorbing the nation’s only sabbatical fellowship program focused on organizers of color - the Alston Bannerman Fellowship. The New World Foundation founded the Fellowship to promote movement building by honoring and supporting longtime organizers of color. In addition, we created a “senior fellowship” to support leaders of color to develop and share transformative ideas with the field.
We currently are looking at ways to strengthen the work we do with leaders of color by better aligning and leveraging our training, workshop and convening role and our Fellowships. This will help us more strategically support local leaders of color and participate in building with others a multi-racial, multi-generational movement for equitable change.
Because we are redesigning our Fellowships, there will not be an application deadline for the Alston Bannerman Sabbatical Fellowship in 2013.