Philanthropist Agnes Gund Shares Her Silver Lining For This Year

Phebe Wahl | October 29, 2020 | People

The founder of the Art for Justice Fund continues to wield her positive influence amid a time of crisis.

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What’s your mission?

My life’s mission is to support artists and greater access to art because it can open minds and inspire justice.

How are you impacting the community?

Our country is weathering multiple pandemics of COVID-19, economic recession and racial inequity, and the communities most impacted are telling us exactly what they need. Through the Art for Justice Fund and personally, I’m investing in the artists and activists responding to all of these challenges.

What has been your silver lining?

The global demonstrations for racial justice give me hope that we will meet this historic moment with lasting change. As a result of this overdue reckoning, more people understand the urgent need for our country to address systemic racial inequality and their role in the solution.

How can others help?

Register to vote, go vote and tell everyone you know to do the same. Our election must be aligned with our efforts to advance racial justice, economic opportunities for all and end mass incarceration.

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