Exploring Cross-Sector Partnerships to Achieve True Inclusivity
(By Dominica Navarro, Healthy People and Communities Program Coordinator)
As a recent McKenzie River Gathering Foundation grantee, NCAP staff had the pleasure of joining the MRG Foundation’s Learning Day Panel last month. On the panel, we met with MRG Foundation staff, board members, grant reviewers, as well as fellow grant recipient organizations. Grantees included Beyond These Walls and HAKI Community Organization. The convening also allowed for us to share NCAP’s current programming and explore intersectional commonalities and ideas for creating “non-traditional” partnerships. To achieve true inclusivity, we must expand our minds and relationships to include all organizations working toward systems level change.
Photo: Clay Banks
(By Ashley Chesser, Executive Director)
Last summer, NCAP hosted a film showing of the movie Circle of Poison, inspired by David Weir and Mark Schapiro’s book of the same name. The term, coined by authors, refers to the practice of manufacturing and exporting domestically banned pesticides for use on crops elsewhere, some of which returns on imported foods. Legal loopholes have allowed for the manufacture of pesticides - deemed unsafe for the American people - for export to developing countries where they cause devastation in the form of illness, severe birth defects and cancer.1