Sabbaticals for Community Activists of Color

Posted by on November 14, 2003

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Fellowship Program Offers Sabbaticals for Community Activists of Color
Deadline: December 1, 2003

The Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program (<a href=""></a>) is committed to advancing progressive social change by helping to sustain long-time activists of color. The program, which honors those who have devoted their lives to helping their communities organize for racial, social, economic, and environmental justice, provides resources for organizers to take sabbaticals for reflection and renewal.

Each year, ten organizers of color are awarded $15,000 to fund a sabbatical of three months or more. To qualify for a fellowship, applicants must be a person of color; have more than ten years of community organizing experience; be committed to continuing to work for social change; and live in the United States or its territories. Beyond the basic eligibility criteria, the program seeks applicants whose work attacks roots causes of injustice by organizing those affected to take collective action; challenges the systems that perpetrate injustice and effects institutional change; builds their respective communities’ capacity for self-determination and develops grassroots leadership; acknowledges the cultural values of their respective communities; creates accountable participatory structures in which community members have decision-making power; and contributes to building a movement for social change by making connections between issues, developing alliances with other constituencies, and collaborating with other organizations.

Both individuals employed full-time as organizers and those for whom organizing is voluntary work done outside of their employment are eligible to apply.

See the program’s Web site for complete application procedures, downloadable application forms, and additional information on the program.

RFP Link: <a href=""></a>

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