We are thrilled that our CEO and fearless leader, Vanessa Wakeman, was recognized on City & State’s 2020 “The Power of Diversity: Black 100” list, highlighting influential Black leaders in New York. An exciting honor and a sign of things to come!
At no point in recent history has civil rights been so loudly at the forefront of everyday life, in multiple ways. The tidal wave of shared trauma ushered in by the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent slew of racially motivated murders presents glaring questions and implications around civil rights and how this moment can be a springboard for true systemic change. As an expert in policies, laws and all facets of civil rights, Ms. Lieberman discusses the implications of this time period, how it relates to other historical moments in civil rights and the myriad of nuances that comprise this complex, but powerful moment in human history.
Hispanics in Philanthropy 2020 Leadership Conference At-A-Glance Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Hispanics in Philanthropy was forced to cancel their annual in-person 2020 HIP Leadership Summit. With the clock running, The Wakeman Agency enabled the organization to pivot to a virtual conference, planning and executing an event that deeply reflected
Futurist Rohit Talwar on Thinking the Unthinkable and Reframing Positions of Power to Positions of Responsibility
We kick off our 5th season with Rohit Talwar, the CEO of Fast Future, a UK based research and insights business that specializes in the fields of futures and foresight. In this dialogue, Rohit and Vanessa discuss the implications of the groundbreaking events that have occurred in the first half of 2020.
Press Release: The Wakeman Agency Launches The Narrative Justice Project to Bring Equality to Media Representation
The Wakeman Agency announced the launch of The Narrative Justice Project (NJP), a tactical response to the continual misrepresentation and under-representation of people of color in the media. Through this community organizing initiative, people of color around the country will have access to free media training to learn how to leverage the media in times of crisis. The goal is to bring equality to media representation, ensuring the inclusion of diverse voices from across communities of color.
COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the fragility of the nonprofit sector. The organizations that are on the frontlines to protect the most vulnerable amongst us are now in a similar financial position of economic insecurity.
The Wakeman Agency has been engaged by the Alliance of Families for Justice (AFJ) to amplify the voices of incarcerated New Yorkers and their families, who are gravely threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Wakeman Agency is proud to announce that we will be planning two key fundraising events for the New York Woman’s Foundation (NYWF): the Celebrating Women Breakfast and the Radical Generosity Dinner.
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