In June 2018, Independent Sector and Stanford Social Innovation Review launched Civil Society for the 21st Century, an article series featuring some of today’s leading thinkers and practitioners exploring current issues in civil society.
“It is time for us to come together to denounce all injustices.”
Approaching nearly two decades of philanthropic leadership, Robert K. Ross, president and chief executive officer for The California Endowment, proudly reflects on his work fighting against structural injustice and inequality in America.
As a pioneer on the equity front, Ross places a moral, strategic, and spiritual emphasis on the need for the nation to develop a shared vision that is inclusive of all marginalized groups. He states the shared vision for America should be, “born from our communities” and adds that there is a need for a “new social compact to support that vision.“
This frank and powerful essay is a blaring call for action against the divisive aspects of American society.