The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators is accepting requests to access funding from the 2023 International Solidarity Fund (ISF) until Monday, February 20, 2023.
The ISF is designed to support long-term, ongoing projects that build partnerships between our Federation and people in the disadvantaged world.
Primarily, the fund supports solidarity partnerships as distinct from traditional charity efforts, helping community groups and organizations who are organizing themselves to advance social justice or to defend their basic human rights. The intent is also to build enduring and stable relationships based on the conviction that solidarity is a two-way street: people organizing in the disadvantaged world or here at home can teach and inspire us in our own work for social justice. To be eligible for funding, projects must be housed in or originate from an FPSE local or have a demonstrated, long-standing relationship with an FPSE local. Proposals should state clearly how projects meet the principles and goals set out in the ISF’s terms of reference.
I have attached last year’s ISF Report and summary of the 2022-funded projects. Congratulations to our esteemed colleague, Francis Adu-Febiri, whose project “Brining Our Girls Back to School” was awarded $4000! Last year, I had the great honour of sitting on the committee that allocates these funds. While I no longer serve on the committee, I welcome your questions and am happy to assist members with refining and editing their proposals.
This is just one of the tangible and quantifiable ways our Union and the Federation work to advance Equity, Social Justice and Solidarity, not just at home – but around the world.
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