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If Not Reparations, Then What?

June 23, 2021

Our society likes to pretend that it’s impolite to talk about money and yet, as nonprofit, movement, or foundation leaders, it rules our every waking moment.

So, let’s talk about money.

We need to get brutally honest about our sector’s resources – and what we’re doing with them. What can you expect?

  • On the Main Stage, Edgar Villanueva, Jennifer Reedy, and a community advocate will lead a candid Main Stage conversation about an ambitious new reparations-focused funding strategy that just might redefine the idea of philanthropy in the United States. It’s the kind of conversation that couldn't have even happened a few short years ago. But now is exactly the right moment for it.
  • We'll explore the concept of Community-Centric Fundraising – an accelerating movement that pushes us to re-evaluate every fundraising practice.
  • With Jillene Joseph, you'll learn how to "let go" and put your life back in balance, because personal wellness should never be an afterthought in changework.
  • And, you'll have a front row seat for an exclusive screening of the new short film Maw Jaw, created by Megan Lowe, which takes a bold look at mixed-race Asian American experiences and ideas around place-making/community building for Asian American Pacific Islander communities.

The bottom line is that, no matter what kind of brilliant futures we can imagine, we can't build them without fundamentally changing the way we think about money. Period.

Ready to push the envelope together?

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