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Stepping back into the Granting Work

May 19, 2022
Blog Post
When I started working at the RFC more than a dozen years ago, in July of 2007, my first role was the granting coordinator.

Celebrating Founder Robert Meeropol's 75th birthday!

May 14, 2022
News Item
On this day (May 14, 1947) RFC Founder Robert Meeropol was born; today he turns 75! (Check out this photo from the early days of the RFC - talk about a throwback!)

Robert Meeropol & Anne Sebba talk about her book "Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy"

Apr 20, 2022
News Item
We are delighted to share this excellent recorded interview from yesterday's "Issues that Matter with Cynthia," which featured RFC Founder Robert Meeropol (Ethel Rosenberg's younger son), and author… Read More

Twenty Five New Beneficiaries Receive RFC Grants

Mar 07, 2022
Newsletter
Twenty-five kids from 11 new families joined the RFC beneficiary community, including the children of targeted racial justice activists, labor rights organizers and more, as well as two new targeted… Read More

Executive Director’s Report: The Power of Letters

Mar 07, 2022
Newsletter
"Last winter I read an article online in The American Prospect about a pilot program eliminating mail in federal prisons. The headline, 'Physical Mail Could Be Eliminated at Federal Prisons' grabbed… Read More

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Tank and the Bangas performing. A close-up of lead singer Tarriona “Tank” Ball at the microphone.
#strangefruitmotd

May 16, 2022

Today's #StrangeFruitMOTD comes from Tank and The Bangas' song, “Stolen Fruit,” which they released ahead of their latest album, "Red Balloon." The song is a commentary on slavery in the U.S. and… Read More
The violinist Jennifer Koh and the bass-baritone Davóne Tines, who collaborated on the performance project “Everything Rises,” pose together for a photo. Koh stands to the left of frame with her arms on her hips, and Tines stands neutrally on the right facing center.
#strangefruitmotd

Apr 21, 2022

#StrangeFruitMOTD: Violinist Jennifer Koh and singer Davóne Tines recently premiered their collaboration, a multimedia show “Everything Rises,” which is "an hourlong work that [the pair] have been… Read More
Screenshot of the Youtube video recording of "Robert Meeropol & Anne Sebba talk about her book 'Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy'" for "Issues that Matter with Cynthia." The thumbnail image is of Anne Sebba smiling, mid-interview.
#rosenbergmotd

Apr 20, 2022

For today's #RosenbergMOTD, we are delighted to share this excellent recorded interview from yesterday's "Issues that Matter with Cynthia," which featured RFC Founder Robert Meeropol (Ethel Rosenberg… Read More
Portland Press Herald's logo (dark orange background with white letter P in gothic-style font).
#rosenbergmotd

Apr 14, 2022

This Rosenberg Mention of the Day comes from a recent letter to the editor comparing charges faced by the Rosenbergs and the *lack* of accountability facing certain right-wing leadership in recent… Read More
Douglas Mills Jr. stands for his audition in Austin, TX for American Idol against a brightly lit stage with the show's logo.Today's #StrangeFruitMOTD comes from Austin, TX where a Houston native high school student, Douglas Mills, Jr. auditioned for this season of American Idol with a powerful rendition of "Strange Fruit."  The song, written by Abel Meeropol and made famous by Billie Holiday, protests lynchings of Black Americans and is a staple of the civil rights movement. The emotio (ABC/Eric McCandless)
#strangefruitmotd

Apr 07, 2022

Today's #StrangeFruitMOTD comes from Austin, TX where a Houston native high school student, Douglas Mills, Jr. auditioned for this season of American Idol with a powerful rendition of "Strange Fruit…

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