Charlotte Talks: Decolonizing Wealth In The Queen City

Jun 26, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

During the hour Mike hears from two experts in the area of social justice philanthropy to learn what exactly it is and what impact it would have if its principles could be applied to giving. 

Edgar Villanueva believes we must be honest about sources of wealth and how it has been accumulated in America.  He believes we need to be mindful of that in the area of philanthropy. 

Villanueva is an expert on social justice philanthropy who has examined the ways that giving sometimes unintentionally perpetuates harm against communities it exists to support. He argues, just as the accumulation of wealth has often been tied to race, so has philanthropy. He also has ideas on how we can structure philanthropic institutions to better serve the community. 

His book, Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance explores those issues, and tries to get to the heart of what is wrong with philanthropy in the United States.

Guests:

Edgar Villanueva, social justice advocate, author Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance

Valaida Fullwood, author, Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists     

Edgar and Valaida will be speaking tomorrow on this topic. More information on the event can be found here.