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Nov10

Support Making Contact and Double Your Impact!

Whew! What an unbelievable year: global pandemic, uprisings for racial justice, climate emergency. Through it all we have worked hard to bring you the stories of communities committed to change. This year we explored the impact of COVID in prisons, of attacks on journalists in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, of community organizers leading the way in responding to climate change, of the voices of communities of color on election...

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A transition for Making Contact
Sep28

A transition for Making Contact

From the Board of Making Contact — Today we are writing to formally share the news that Making Contact’s Executive Director Sonya Green is stepping down from her position at the end of September. Since June 2020, Sonya has been an incredible leader during incredibly difficult times. She has forged new partnerships, exceeded our annual fundraising goals, and worked to strengthen and professionalize our internal operations....

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Farewell and Thank You!
Sep28

Farewell and Thank You!

Written by: Sonya Green Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy, But It’s Time September 30, 2021 marks my last official day at Making Contact. Fifteen months ago I accepted and started this position in a pandemic. And as I leave it, we are still in a pandemic. I led Making Contact through an intense, historic year when COVID-19 and uprisings for racial justice and equity added even more weight to my role as a leader. I am grateful for the...

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The fight to reclassify some gig workers in California
Sep03

The fight to reclassify some gig workers in California

By Emily Rose Thorne, Mercer University Center for Collaborative Journalism In California, gig workers that drive for companies like Uber and Lyft, got a win August 10 in federal court when the court sided with drivers to enforce Assembly Bill 5, AB5, a law that forces companies to reclassify contractors as employees. The move would force the companies to offer employees job benefits. The federal court granted a preliminary injunction...

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You’re invited!
Jul13

You’re invited!

Making Contact celebrates a new beginning. We invite you to celebrate with us! In June, we welcomed the third Executive Director in the organization’s 26 year history, Sonya Green. Her appointment is exciting for a few reasons. To start, we think Sonya’s great. You can judge for yourself at the soiree. However, we think you will agree. Additionally, her appointment adds to the list of great women leaders of the...

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Hello and an Urgent Request from Sonya
Jul09

Hello and an Urgent Request from Sonya

Hello!  It’s Sonya Green here, your new Executive Director, writing to you for the first time. I’m delighted to have joined Making Contact. I want to thank you for being a part of this dedicated and supportive community. Listen, if you told me six months ago that I would start as the Executive Director of Making Contact during a pandemic and uprisings for racial justice and social change, I would not have believed that. Yet, I feel...

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