For the 2020 annual report, WRF partnered with Reimagine Arkansas to listen to the voices disrupting systems of injustice and explore the ideas, investments, and collaborations needed to build more just, joyful futures.
Conversations w/ Equity Partners
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The virus may have been new, but for ALICE, it only served to navigate well-worn paths of inequity ☊ that have long faced Arkansas’ most hardworking individuals, leaving even more households vulnerable. Today, 1 out of 2 households ☊ in Arkansas is ALICE.
Today, our backpack is brimming with ingredients we found essential to this journey. From the clarity and direction ☊ needed to create the map to the space, flexibility ☊, authentic touchpoints ☊, and self-determination ☊ of the communities we aim to serve, we are preparing for more than a one-year or even five-year journey. We are building gateways to empathy through storytelling ☊, creating convening power ☊ to sustain multisector and multiracial coalitions ☊, and providing quick ☊ and impactful ☊ funds that address longstanding patterns of inequity. The essential ingredients of our journey include facing the reality that our systems are not working ☊ for everybody and expanding the table of individuals and organizations working towards solutions ☊.