The Female/BIPOC-led Foundation to Debut First Episode on May 8 at 8pm ET
New Orleans, LA – April 30, 2022
Southern-based non-profit Women’s Foundation of the South (WFS) is pleased to announce that it is airing the first episode of its four-part Learn with Us series on Mother’s Day 2022. It will air at 8pm ET on streaming service Dacast. WFS’s Learn with Us series amplifies the foundation’s vision of a flourishing South, where women and girls of color are healthy, doing well financially, and able to determine their own destinies, ensuring that they and their families thrive.
Learn with Us is an impact production, telling the stories of women and girls of color in the South, and rooted in content that showcases particular issues that women and girls face in the country’s Southern states. The timing of the debut – on Mother’s Day, May 8 – is intentional.
The Women’s Foundation of the South (WFS) is a revolutionary first-ever foundation dedicated to BIPOC womxn and girls across 13 states, guided by grantmaking experts of color. WFS centers and invests in the collective power, health, well-being, economic security, and leadership of womxn and girls of color (WGOC) in the South. Learn with Us is a four-part series of 30-minute videos featuring women of color speaking about their particular experiences and telling compelling stories that illustrate these events. The first episode concerns the specific experiences women of color have when it comes to maternal health, maternal mortality and reproductive justice in Southern states, particularly Louisiana and Georgia. Four panelists speak about what has happened to them, and the discussion is moderated by WFS Founding President and CEO Carmen J. Randolph. This is a don’t-miss event that will change the way people think about maternal mortality and health, leaving them with the clear understanding that outcomes concerning maternal mortality are so much worse in Southern states for women of color than elsewhere in our country.
About Carmen J. Randolph
As an experienced leader in philanthropy known for championing sustainable transformation from the intersections of gender, racial and social justice, Carmen specializes in galvanizing funders, donors, policy makers and grassroots activists to forever change communities, organizations and people for good. With 21 years of expertise in philanthropy, she has leveraged more than $20M in new investments from national and regional funders to support and transform marginalized communities. She holds a BA in American Studies with a concentration in African American Studies from American University.
WFS is a 501(c)3 organization for women and girls of color in the South, and led by the same, founded on the principle that solutions are often held by those closest to the problem. WFS raises funds for active programs, services, and resources for women and girls of color and their families to stimulate building health, wealth, and power, and will serve women of color in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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