The Ford Foundation is a New York headquartered, globally oriented private foundation with the mission of advancing human welfare. Created in 1936 by Edsel Ford and Henry Ford, it was originally funded by a US$25,000 gift from Edsel Ford. By 1947, after the death of the two founders, the foundation owned 90 percent of the non-voting shares of the Ford Motor Company. (The Ford family retained the voting shares.) Between 1955 and 1974, the foundation sold its Ford Motor Company holdings and now pl...

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  • Open Immersion is an ongoing conversation that looks at how power, aesthetics, perspective, and representation operate in the medium of virtual reality. It is convened by the Ford Foundation, National Film Board of Canada, and Canadian Film Centre. Open Immersion kicked off with a VR lab that brought Canadian Indigenous artists and artists of color from the American South together to experiment an...

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  • Journalist Azmat Khan’s investigation of the anti-ISIS air war in Iraq and Syria for the New York Times Magazine revealed a significantly less precise operation than the US-led coalition acknowledged. Her on-the-ground reporting revealed that the coalition had consistently failed to investigate victims’ claims properly—or to keep records that would have made it possible to investigate those claims...

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  • Technology at work for the public: http://bit.ly/2pPb0Ee “In the Internet of Things, security and privacy are public goods.” Éirann Leverett, academic, red teamer, and entrepreneur, talks about privacy and security as a consumer rights issue. Because public utilities increasingly rely on the Internet, he explains, the Internet should be framed—and funded—as a public utility. --- Technology is ...

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  • Technology at work for the public: http://bit.ly/2pPb0Ee “In the Internet of Things, security and privacy are public goods.” Éirann Leverett, academic, red teamer, and entrepreneur, talks about privacy and security as a consumer rights issue. Because public utilities increasingly rely on the Internet, he explains, the Internet should be framed—and funded—as a public utility. --- Technology is ...

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  • Fifty years ago, the Kerner Commission Report exposed the news industry’s failings in integrating and reporting on communities of color. Since then, advocates have used the report’s findings to push for increased diversity in newsrooms—and have seen some important progress. Yet America’s diversity still isn’t reflected among the journalists who do the essential reporting—from small towns and big c...

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  • Featuring: Kisma Jordan Operatic Soprano Fifty years ago, the Kerner Commission Report exposed the news industry’s failings in integrating and reporting on communities of color. Since then, advocates have used the report’s findings to push for increased diversity in newsrooms—and have seen some important progress. Yet America’s diversity still isn’t reflected among the journalists who do the esse...

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  • Fifty years ago, the Kerner Commission Report exposed the news industry’s failings in integrating and reporting on communities of color. Since then, advocates have used the report’s findings to push for increased diversity in newsrooms—and have seen some important progress. Yet America’s diversity still isn’t reflected among the journalists who do the essential reporting—from small towns and big c...

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  • Featuring: Jenny Lee Executive Director, Allied Media Projects Jerome Vaughn News Director and Host, WDET Fifty years ago, the Kerner Commission Report exposed the news industry’s failings in integrating and reporting on communities of color. Since then, advocates have used the report’s findings to push for increased diversity in newsrooms—and have seen some important progress. Yet America’s dive...

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  • Opening remarks by Darren Walker President, Ford Foundation Panel: Jelani Cobb Staff Writer, The New Yorker Marie Nelson Vice President of News and Public Affairs, PBS Bill Plante Former Correspondent, CBS News Moderator Richard Prince Journalist, Journali-isms.com Fifty years ago, the Kerner Commission Report exposed the news industry’s failings in integrating and reporting on communities of co...

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  • Featuring: Jon Funabiki Executive Director, Renaissance Journalism Martina Guzmán Chair of the Board, Feet in 2 Worlds Ed Lewis Co-Founder, Essence Magazine Moderator Farai Chideya Program Officer, Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation Fifty years ago, the Kerner Commission Report exposed the news industry’s failings in integrating and reporting on communities of color. Since then, advo...

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  • Featuring: Hannah White Violin Annelle Gregory Viola Fifty years ago, the Kerner Commission Report exposed the news industry’s failings in integrating and reporting on communities of color. Since then, advocates have used the report’s findings to push for increased diversity in newsrooms—and have seen some important progress. Yet America’s diversity still isn’t reflected among the journalists who...

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  • Technologists are key to justice work. Apply to host a Ford-Mozilla Tech Fellow: https://foundation.mozilla.org/fellowships “In the Internet of Things, security and privacy are public goods.” Éirann Leverett, academic, red teamer, and entrepreneur, talks about privacy and security as a consumer rights issue. Because public utilities increasingly rely on the Internet, he explains, the Internet s...

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  • Technologists are key to justice work. Apply to host a Ford-Mozilla Tech Fellow: https://foundation.mozilla.org/fellowships “We need every citizen to be knowledgeable and informed.” Jennifer Helsby, data scientist and researcher, talks about freedom of the press and digital security as essential to democracy. “Some of the most important investigative journalism has come from leaks,” she says, “...

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  • Technologists are key to justice work. Apply to host a Ford-Mozilla Tech Fellow: https://foundation.mozilla.org/fellowships “It’s not a matter of if you will be hacked as an organization, it’s a matter of when.” Matt Mitchell, a hacker working at the intersection of social justice and technology, says organizations must be proactive in protecting themselves from hackers. That means having “an u...

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  • Technologists are key to justice work. Apply to host a Ford-Mozilla Tech Fellow: https://foundation.mozilla.org/fellowships “We can fight for a more equal world, beginning with the way we develop technology.” Steffania Paola Costa di Albanez, developer, designer, and visual artist, calls for diversity among developers of technology to reflect the diversity of its end users. People have differen...

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  • Technologists are key to justice work. Apply to host a Ford-Mozilla Tech Fellow: https://foundation.mozilla.org/fellowships “We need to develop standards against algorithmic bias.” Suchana Seth, a physicist-turned-data scientist, talks about the dangers of predication errors and the importance of developing algorithms that are fairer, more transparent, and more accountable.

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  • Technologists are key to justice work. Apply to host a Ford-Mozilla Tech Fellow: https://foundation.mozilla.org/fellowships “The invisible data problem is one of the most pressing tech issues.” Sid Rao, a security analyst specializing in communication protocols, explains how metadata from our day-to-day Internet activities can be exploited. “We don’t know how we’re being tracked,” he warns, “or...

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  • Technologists are key to justice work. Apply to host a Ford-Mozilla Tech Fellow: https://foundation.mozilla.org/fellowships “Being on the Internet is not a privilege—it’s a right.” Behran Taye Gemeda, peace studies practitioner and social justice activist, talks about the dangers of censorship and surveillance. She says, “We must continue to fight to make sure the Internet is open, accessible, ...

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  • Technologists are key to justice work. Apply to host a Ford-Mozilla Tech Fellow: https://foundation.mozilla.org/fellowships “Technology won’t improve society if we don’t fight for a better society with technology.” Etienne Maynier, security engineer and digital researcher, talks about the prevalence of digital surveillance. “Everything we do is recorded by someone, somewhere,” he says. “We need...

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  • Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows are technologists, makers, policy wonks, and civil society advocates passionate about protecting the free and open internet. Technologists are key to justice work. Apply to host a Ford-Mozilla Tech Fellow: https://foundation.mozilla.org/fellowships

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  • The American South is the fastest-growing region in the United States. Its history has transformed the country and today, its power, diversity, and potential make it a powerful place to invest in for profound change. Learn more at: https://www.facingsouth.org/ CREDITS: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR Jessica Reynolds PRODUCER Claire Kinnen EDITOR AND ANIMATION Rob Halstead COLOR CORRECT...

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  • Carlos Moscoso Perea, mayor of Cusco, Peru, talks about the indignity of a UNESCO World Heritage town failing to provide clean water to 40% of it citizens. Making basic services accessible to all, he says, is a minimal first step on the path to equality. The #InequalityIs campaign by the Ford Foundation is a yearlong conversation about inequality in all its forms. Tell us what inequality means t...

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  • Lydiah Kemunto Bosire, founder of 8B Education Investment Fund, talks about the importance of investing in world-class higher education for African students. These are the people, she explains, who will bring back new ideas, translate them to local experience, and work together to steer the African continent to prosperity. The #InequalityIs campaign by the Ford Foundation is a yearlong conversat...

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  • According to Alicia Garza, special projects director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), inequality is a political consequence. She gives the example of how federal labor protections have previously excluded domestic workers. However, the NDWA has had many recent wins, changing state labor laws to include domestic workers, and some of these wins will also raise the floor for labor pr...

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