United Philanthropy Forum works to advance racial equity in philanthropy. We asked our members and colleagues how they define racial equity and this video contains some of their responses.
Sarah Eagle Heart, Executive Director, Native Americans in Philanthropy, presented as part of a plenary session at United Philanthropy Forum’s 2018 Annual Conference in Boston on July 18. Eagle Heart spoke about how her organization is using popular media to help change the narrative about Native Americans in our country.
Michael McAfee, President of PolicyLink, gave this presentation on July 18, 2018, as part of a plenary session at United Philanthropy Forum’s 2018 Annual Conference in Boston focused on changing the false narratives told in our country about communities of color. McAfee urged participants to stop changing the narrative, to see his narrative and to stop being afraid of the narrative.
Cristina Jiménez, Executive Director and Co-Founder, United We Dream, presented as part of a plenary session at United Philanthropy Forum’s 2018 Annual Conference in Boston on July 18. Jiménez asked participants to be unapologetic in talking about the inclusive country that we want to build together.
Richard Rothstein, Research Associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley) and author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America. Rothstein surfaces the forgotten history of how federal, state and local policy explicitly segregated metropolitan areas nationwide.
Dr. Elizabeth Hinton (@elizabhinton), Assistant Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Harvard University and author of the award-winning book From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America. Dr. Hinton examined the persistence of poverty and racial inequality in the 20th century United States.
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, shared key concepts from his New York Times-bestselling book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.
This conference plenary session, entitled “The Future of Collaboration and Partnership for Philanthropy,” featured three nonprofit and philanthropy leaders discussing how and why philanthropy-serving organizations can develop deeper collaborations and partnerships, at a critical moment in our sector, to increase the impact of our members and further increase our relevancy.
This conference plenary session, entitled “Changing the Narrative,” focused on changing the false narratives that have been told in our country about communities of color. It featured presentations from Sarah Eagle Heart, Executive Director of Native Americans in Philanthropy; Cristina Jiménez, Executive Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream; Michael McAfee, President of PolicyLink; and Violinist and Composer Shaw Pong Liu of Code Listen. The session was held on July 18, 2018, at United Philanthropy Forum’s 2018 Annual Conference in Boston.
Grant Oliphant, President & CEO of The Heinz Endowments, gave an inspiring keynote presentation at the 2018 Forum Annual Conference in Boston, MA on July 17. He is a vocal and outspoken philanthropy leader who stresses the importance of foundations speaking out against government policies and decisions that are at odds with their work.