What is meant when we talk about decolonizing philanthropy? Why is this idea gaining traction? What can it look like? What does it mean for international philanthropy? While this can be a complex and multifaceted issue, this discussion will lift up the experiences, vision, and leadership of Thousand Currents, as an illustrative example of the ways in which foundations are taking bold and innovative steps to transform and decolonize philanthropy.
- What we mean by “decolonizing philanthropy” and philanthropic practices that are rooted in colonization and the “charity” framework
- How to use a decolonization frame around anti-racism, climate justice, and responding to the pandemic and racial justice uprisings
- Ways funders have started adopting practices that decolonize their grantmaking, rooted in racial equity
- Solomé Lemma, Executive Director, Thousand Currents
- Cameren Bullins (Moderator), Program Associate, Democratic Practice—Global Challenges and Sustainable Development, Rockefellers Brothers Fund
All interested funders in grantmaking roles. What to expect: fireside chat, followed by group discussion.