While we are responding to the urgency of community challenges, we need to think about how philanthropic investments today can sow the seeds for creating equitable systems down the road. This session is about centering love, healing, culture and building people power to not only meet this critical moment, but also to ensure we have a “just recovery” and an equitable future we want to see.
Like previous disasters such as wildfires and floods, philanthropy has jumped into action. But what if disaster philanthropy went beyond a charity model focusing solely on immediate relief, but one that moves towards uniting leaders and building long-term power? What if those most affected by the disaster sat at the decision-making table to determine who, how, and where philanthropic resources should be allocated? What if we centered everything on love, healing, culture and building people power?
During this call, we will explore the following questions:
How can philanthropic think beyond relief and invest in “just recovery”?
What is “just recovery” and what does it look like?
Why do love, healing, culture and building people power essential to building an equitable future?