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  • Bill Kopsky: Arkansas Public Policy Panel

    Bill Kopsky became Executive Director of the Arkansas Public Policy Panel in 1999. The Panel helps Arkansans improve their communities and develop policy solutions by taking collective action and building coalitions. In 1998, it organized the Arkansas Citizens First Congress, a coalition of 58 community organizations advocating for progressive policy change in Arkansas. The organizations...

    Bill Kopsky
  • Bill Kopsky: Context & Strategy in Arkansas

    Bill Kopsky became Executive Director of the Arkansas Public Policy Panel in 1999. The Panel helps Arkansans improve their communities and develop policy solutions by taking collective action and building coalitions. In 1998, it organized the Arkansas Citizens First Congress, a coalition of 58 community organizations advocating for progressive policy change in Arkansas. The organizations...

    Bill Kopsky
  • #FundSouth Is More Than a Hashtag. It’s a Movement.

    This post originally appeared on the Neighborhood Funders Group blog and is reposted here with permission. William Cordery and MRBF Network Officer Lavastian Glenn will be presenting on the work of Grantmakers For Southern Progress at JAG's upcoming Unity Summit to be held June 6-8 in Washington D.C. If you can't join William and Lavastian for their panel, be sure to follow @WilliamCordery and...
  • The Inherent Wisdom of Community

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

    – Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

    That the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, the...

  • Sweet Home Alabama Para Todos

    We've just reached the end of this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month , a time when Americans recognize the contributions of Hispanics and Latina/os in the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Here in Alabama, however, I cannot help but feel a shadow over this national celebration as September 29 th began the second year of Alabama’s infamous anti-immigration law HB 56...