Connie Cagampang Heller


Connie Cagampang Heller (Treasurer)

Co-founder/Advisor, The Linked Fate Fund for Justice

Connie Cagampang Heller co-founded and advises the Linked Fate Fund for Justice at the Common Counsel Foundation. The Linked Fate Fund supports grassroots organizing and intermediaries dedicated to ending systemic racial inequity. Over the past 12 years, through Project Linked Fate, she has collaborated with academics, philanthropists, nonprofit leaders and grassroots organizers to disseminate research and strategies for addressing the effects of structural marginalization and implicit racial bias. When she is not organizing, Connie explores and reveals the complexity of race in America thought fiber collage. Works from her series, “Seeing in Black and White” and “White-not-White: Inside The House of Jim Crow” are featured in Shakti Butler’s film, “Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity.” “Seeing in Black and White” was selected to be the cover art for Lani Guinier’s most recent book, “The Tyranny of Meritocracy.” She is the board chair of the Groundswell Fund for Reproductive Justice, and serves on the boards of the Perception Institute and the Mario Savio Memorial Youth Awards. She attended University of California at Berkeley (M.Arch. Architecture and B.A. Japanese Studies), Columbia University (M.A. Anthropology) and Mount Holyoke College.