Angie Junck, director of the Human Rights program at the Heising-Simons Foundation, has been named a 2021 Equity in Philanthropy Fellowship Fellow at Rockwood Leadership Institute.
Organized in partnership with Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Rockwood’s Equity in Philanthropy Fellowship aims to catalyze a shift in philanthropy in which diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the center of all decision-making levels; to strengthen the leadership skills and deepen the connections of a robust and intersectional group of philanthropic leaders; and to build a pipeline of diverse and interconnected voices in the field who can advance critical social justice efforts.
You can read the full announcement, alongside all of the 2021 Fellows’ bios, on Rockwood’s website.
Angie has been leading the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Human Rights program since 2018, overseeing programmatic strategy and grantmaking to challenge mass criminalization of Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in the criminal legal and immigration enforcement systems by shifting power from these punishment systems to BIPOC impacted by criminalization. The Human Rights program’s work aims to dismantle the punishment systems and reimagine approaches to justice and safety that invest in communities rather than prisons and surveillance.
Previously, Angie was the director of Immigrant Defense Programs and Supervising Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) for over 13 years. She currently serves as the co-chair of the board of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), and is also on the boards of Al Otro Lado, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, and the US program of Human Rights Watch.