Today I attended a very good presentation presented by Dr. Ramo'n A Pastrano IV, of Impact Lives, on "The Hidden Brain & Unconscious Bias". The event was a collaboration between the YMCA and the Minneapolis Rotary Club. Here are a few take aways to think on:
First here are some social media links to Edgar Villanueva and his insightful book Decolonizing Wealth.
Author Edgar Villanueva hits on so many thought provoking areas in this book, his central question is what if wealth was used to heal us?" His book is a thoughtful analysis exploring the relationship and history between colonization and philanthropy. He provides deep indigenous wisdom to addressing inequalities in the field of philanthropy that are also applicable to education.
In his conclusion Edgar Villanueva stated "Decolonization takes us deep into the serpent's belly to confront the white supremacy, the savior complex, and the internal oppression that are entrenched in ourselves, our institutions, and our society."
I look forward to digging deeper into this book with the work I will be doing with the Headwaters Foundation for Justice, The Giving Project Cohort in 2019.
SJC Consulting, LLC has been selected by Headwaters Foundation for Justice to join the 2019 The Giving Project Cohort! We will be joining a cohort of passionate leaders, donors and changemakers who are ready to build community, raise money and give grants to organizations in Minnesota. This experience will allow us to explore, learn and grow our understanding of Participatory Grantmaking. Look for future blog posts covering our journey, reflections, resources and opportunities that will empower our community.
Thank you Headwaters Foundation for Justice for this amazing opportunity!