The Smithsonian 2023 Power of Giving Symposium

Join Edgar Villanueva  for the 2023 Power of Giving symposium, featuring a distinguished panel of community organizers, activists, philanthropists, and historians discussing how philanthropy has advanced or impeded social justice, and how this history informs today’s work to create a more just and equitable future.

The day includes panels led by the National Center for Family Philanthropy and the Museum’s Center for Restorative History, and a conversation between the president and CEO of the International African American Museum, Dr. Tonya M. Matthews, and the museum’s David M. Rubenstein Curator of Philanthropy, Dr. Amanda B. Moniz.

Other noted speakers include Dillon Delvo, executive director, Little Manila Rising; Abigail E. Disney, filmmaker, philanthropist, and activist; Jessie Jaynes-Diming, president, Tallahatchie Alliance, and board member, Emmett Till Interpretive Center; Dr. Anthea M. Hartig, Elizabeth MacMillan Director; Dr. Modupe Labode, co-director, Center for Restorative History’s Emmett Till Collecting Project; Maggie Loredo, executive director, Otros Dreams en Acción; Kelly D. Nowlin, principal, KDN Philanthropy; David M. Rubenstein, Smithsonian Institution Regent Emeritus; Nicholas Tedesco, president and CEO, National Center for Family Philanthropy; and Edgar Villanueva, founder and CEO, Decolonizing Wealth Project & Liberated Capital.

During the break, artifacts connected to social justice philanthropy will be on display.

Date and time
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - Thursday, September 21, 2023