Maine Philanthropy Center

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Philanthropy And The Case For Reparations

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 1:00pm EST
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Presented by Decolonizing Wealth Project and Democratizing Development Program

As our country heals and pivots forward under a new administration, conversations and actions for reparations for Black and Indigenous communities continue to gain unprecedented momentum.

Join us for a two-part series to further discuss the growing work on reparations to heal, restore, repair, and rebuild communities. Learn more how funders and leaders are moving forward a diverse range of approaches to move resources to respond to our political moment.

Session One: Addressing the Racial Wealth Gap: What Funders Need to Know About the Movement for Reparations
February 24, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
This session will root funders in what you need to know about the national discourse around reparations and how to ground your grantmaking and donor organizing in the possibilities of fueling the frontlines for this fight. Hosted by Nile Malloy, Neighborhood Funders Group & Edgar Villanueva, Decolonizing Wealth Project.

Featured Speakers:
– Nwamaka Agbo, CEO, Kataly Foundation and Managing Director of the Restorative Economies Fund (moderator)
– Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Chief, Race, Wealth and Community, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
– Montague Simmons, Director Of Strategic Partnerships at The Movement for Black Lives
– Krystal Two Bulls, LANDBACK Campaign Director, NDN Collective

Session Two: The Way Forward is Reparations: How Funders are Taking Action to Drive Wealth Back to Black and Native American Communities
March 18, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
This session will highlight models of reparative-focused funds and provide practical steps for grantmakers to redistribute wealth in alignment with a reparations framework.

Featured Speakers:
– Edgar Villanueva, Principal, Decolonizing Wealth Project
– LaDawn Sullivan, Director of the Black Resilience in Colorado (BRIC) Fund, Denver Foundation
– Jennifer Ford Reedy, CEO, Bush Foundation
– Will Cordery, Senior Advisor, Liberated Capital

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