There are significant power imbalances inherent in the philanthropic sector, and in order to increase effectiveness and make real change in the communities it aims to serve, it must confront its own history of systemic inequity and racism. Philanthropy’s task is to respond quickly and forcefully, but it also must look inward to address its own shortcomings. The Decolonizing Wealth Project wants to help the sector make these changes by shifting best practices to redistribute wealth. Their goal is to build an Indigenous and Black-led philanthropic infrastructure through which we can model best practices to redistribute wealth from a reparations approach.
If philanthropy is to make a meaningful difference – and even shape the new emerging era, it must radically transform its practices and vision for achieving change.
Join us for a conversion with Vanessa Thomas the Director of Global Programs at the Decolonizing Wealth Project where she shares how their work is helping usher the sector into this direction.
Through storytelling, racial healing and profound shifts in the current models of giving, hear more about how they are helping create a world where racial equity has become a societal norm allowing everyone to thrive in their cultures, and bring about healing from generations of colonial trauma.