The Alston Bannerman Fellowship Program, as part of the Center for Social Inclusion, is supporting long-time activists of color by giving them the resources to take time out for reflection and renewal. Fellows receive a $25,000 award to take sabbaticals of three months or more. More info:

The program seeks applicants whose work attacks root causes of inequity by organizing those affected to take strategic collective action, challenges the systems that perpetrate injustice and effect institutional and structural change, builds community capacity for democratic participation and develops grassroots leadership, acknowledges the cultural values of the community, creates accountable participatory structures in which community members have decision-making power, and contributes to building a movement for social change by making connections between issues, developing alliances with other constituencies, and collaborating with other organizations.

Visit for complete program information. Deadline: April 13, 2010.

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