Join EPIP Bay Area for our second media club dedicated to learning about and from indigenous communities on how philanthropic professionals can engage, be in solidarity with, and fund Native led work in community.
This virtual event on July 7 at 12:00pm PT will feature a conversation with John Okhiulu, Tom Ford Fellow in Philanthropy at the Decolonizing Wealth Project. We’ll be discussing the “Money as Medicine” framework, the healing power of arts /culture community practices, and ways to leverage philanthropy in order to amplify, sustain, and strengthen Native led organizations for the foreseeable future.
Our aspirations for this media club series are to facilitate an accessible, abundant, and brave learning space for us to learn and develop our philanthropic practice in honor of the Indigenous sovereignty work happening all around us.
Please check out the following article and podcasts in preparation for our time together:
- Podcast with Edgar Villanueva, Money as Medicine
- Podcast — Philanthropy & Social Movements: Funding Indigenous Resistance — Apple Podcast Link)
- Non-profit Quarterly Article: Money as Medicine: Leveraging Philanthropy to Decolonize Wealth
In late March 2021, the murders of 6 Asian American women in Atlanta brought new attention to a disturbing and hateful trend of growing violence against members of the Asian American community, a legacy of the anti-Asian sentiment built and nurtured by white supremacist culture in America. As philanthropy – and many other groups and sectors within the US – came together to decry the hatred, many Asian American and Pacific Islander (AA/PI) individuals within the sector were left to grapple with the impact of a moment that resonated both personally and professionally.
Below, four Asian American members of the philanthropic community – Claudia Leung, Jonny Moy, Jennifer Nguyen, and Cristiana Baik – share their perspectives on the violence, immediate philanthropic response, and hopes for the sector’s commitment to AA/PI communities long-term.
This is part two of two reflections from these four leaders within our membership.Read more
In education philanthropy, we share a collective sense of urgency to find the appropriate solutions to mitigate the achievement gap. Yet, we each concentrate our time on pursuing distinct but complementary missions. How many of us find ourselves wishing we could team up with other organizations to share collective learning and coordinate our efforts?Read more