Janelle Monáe Partners With Warner Music Group / Blavatink Family Foundation Social Justice Fund To Empower Women, Girls And Non-Binary Youth Of Color.
R&B Superstar Janelle Monáe teams up with Warner Music Group/ Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund (WMG/BFF SJF) to expand the programs of her non-profit, Fem the Future. Fem The Future’s mission is to build a fem-forward future by creating opportunities for under-resourced girls and non-binary youth of color in music, the arts, and education.
The $150,000 grant will serve as a pilot for longer-term collaboration between the two organizations. The Warner Music Group/Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund advances racial justice at the intersection of culture and systems change. The Fund invests inorganizations around the globe that build more just and equitable communities and create real change in the lives of historically underserved and marginalized people, principally Black populations. Its investments focus on education, arts and culture, and criminal justice reform, with the belief that work in these areas will aid in dismantling structural racism and advancing equity and justice for all people. Since the Fund’s launch in June 2020, the organization has committed over $25M to organizations on the frontlines of change.
In partnership with the Social Justice Fund, we’re giving girls the chance to own their power – and change the world. The SJF grant will support Fem the Future as it develops programming for girls and non-binary youth and shines light on their talent, helping them build confidence, expand educational opportunities and make informed decisions about their bodies, their lives and their futures. A beautiful future begins with uplifting the next generation of artists, activists and freedom fighters.Janelle Monáe.