Since its founding in 2003, Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) has emerged as the preeminent publication for people engaged in social innovation. We publish authoritative, cutting-edge thinking on issues facing leaders of nonprofits, foundations, businesses, and government agencies.
SSIR is based at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University in Silicon Valley, but it is written for a global audience. We cover a wide range of topics, including social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, and philanthropic strategies, as well as educational reform, poverty alleviation, and environmental protection.
Because we live locally and globally, we invite article submissions (~1,200 words) on the subjects of diversity, equity, and inclusion written through an intersectional race lens that contextualizes race globally, not just locally. How do we center race in conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplaces, in our innovation efforts across sectors, and in our change-making agendas? More precisely, how do we think about racial diversity and racial inclusion both locally and globally at the same time? If we, for example, think globally about racial diversity, what is compromised, or even lost, at the local level? What is gained? And, importantly, how is equity achieved?
Beginning this spring, SSIR will publish a 10-part online series, underwritten by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, that aims to elevate marginalized and overlooked voices. We are especially seeking submissions from racial minorities who have never published with SSIR, and who can speak from either tangible experience or offer original research on race-first DEI work. We encourage activists, practitioners from small organizations, and journalists to apply. Authors of accepted submissions that appear in this series will receive stipends. The article must be original and unpublished elsewhere. SSIR will not accept submissions from authors who have previously written for SSIR. If a new and unpublished author works for an organization where someone else has previously written for SSIR, the editors will still conisider that new author's submission.
Please submit through the form below by March 31, 2019, including a Microsoft Word .docx file version of your article draft. If you are unable to see the form below, please visit it directly at https://stanforduniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eJUDbb88ItmWsyF. Aim for approximately 1,200 words. Please do not submit executive summaries or advertorials. Hyperlink source material in the body of the text. If you lack Microsoft Word, LibreOffice and Google Docs are free and can export .docx files.
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