Why We Invested
The Rights and Dignity (RAD) Working Group comprises representatives from The Omidyar Group, Democracy Fund, Humanity United and Luminate, and is committed to addressing conditions and systems of hate through a values-based, collaborative approach. Democracy Fund convenes and supports the working group.
The RAD Working Group recognizes that those working to confront hate and preserve the rights and dignity of vulnerable communities in the United States are facing direct and vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, burnout, and a range of physical and emotional needs. This grant will support further development and dissemination of solidarity journalism practices. It will explore new ways that journalists can increase their civic impact when reporting on and within marginalized communities.