On May 26, Tides was pleased to host our first Tides Learning Community event, Harvest Of Empire: Community Briefing on Immigration, in conjunction with Atlantic Philanthropies
, Ford Foundation
, and Open Society Foundations
. The event was held at Demos in New York City and gathered a packed audience from diverse backgrounds in philanthropy, advocacy, journalism, and others. Panelists included Eduardo López of EVS Communications, Deepak Bhargava of the Center for Community Change, Anthony Romero of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion; the panel was moderated by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Vargas. This inaugural Tides Learning Community program highlighted justice as one of Tides’ four primary issue areas for 2011, which broadly includes racial, social, and economic justice.