Archives of Carry it Forward, the RFC's newsletter, is published twice a year in March and September. Each edition describes every grant made in the most recent granting cycle, as well as recent events and other RFC news. View recent issues below.
With generous funding support from the Fineshriber Family Foundation and several anonymous donors, the RFC convened the latest Carry it Forward Gathering last August. Twenty-three of our college age beneficiaries and three peer leaders, came from 11 states around the country and were joined by RFC staff and Board members.
2017 was a painful, exhausting year. Wide-spread resistance beat back some of the more egregious assaults on human and civil rights—challenging the Muslim ban, stopping attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and showing up in massive demonstrations across the country and around the world. But we all know that the Trump administration has done enormous damage to the environment, undermined civil and human rights, and exacerbated an already unsustainable distribution of wealth at the expense of those struggling to make ends meet.
The RFC will be on the road in 2018, hosting events around the country. Once again we’re teaming up with generous activist artists to raise funds while we entertain and educate about our work. [Check out the short video here for a look at one of our most exciting activist artist events of 2017.]
We’re still pinning down details for several of these programs, but we’re excited to announce that these four are confirmed:
We’re thrilled to welcome the newest member of our Advisory Board, actress Kathleen Chalfant. Among her many honors and notable roles in theater and television, Kathleen was nominated for a Tony Award for originating the part of Ethel Rosenberg in Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Angels in America” on Broadway. She’s long been a vocal advocate of artists addressing civil liberties and social justice concerns through their work, and has a personal track record of engaging with challenging political issues.
Father Forced to Leave Country $7500 for school tuition for five children, ages five to 17, whose father established an interfaith mosque to counteract society’s negative bias towards Muslims in the post-9/11 era. He was harassed and detained by the FBI and local law enforcement, and left the U.S. to end his family’s and his own persecution. NY