Open letter to the sector: A call for radical accountability in social impact

Today, in place of our usual letter from the publisher, we have a guest letter by Mojdeh Cox, executive director of London, Ontario-based Pillar Nonprofit Network. 

Against a backdrop of ongoing racially motivated police brutality, discoveries of mass graves of Indigenous children, increasing instances of Islamophobia including a terrorist attack in London, Ontario, where I work, and countless global human rights injustices with localized impacts, the air hangs heavy. 

These and other ongoing acts of oppression have become emotionally, physically and mentally intolerable for affected communities. Communities who have experienced various forms of racism, hate and violence long before it was part of the current mainstream news cycle. At this time that feels like a cultural tipping point, racialized and systemically oppressed communities, and allies, are tired of

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