Mar 13: 8:00 - 8:45
Location: Four Square Ballroom
Opening Remarks Keynote: Edgar Villanueva - Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance
What if we could use wealth to heal rather than cause further harm? What if money was spent trying out concepts that shatter current structures and systems that have turned much of the world into one vast market? This is the core argument explored by author and nationally-recognized philanthropy expert Edgar Villanueva in his new book Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance. Using his own personal experiences as a Native American grant-maker and foundation executive (along with field data and dozens of funder interviews), Villanueva reveals the racial and colonialist dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance, including banks, investment funds, and aid organizations.
Dr. Stephanie Gripne, (Opening Remarks) Founder and CEO, Impact Finance Center & CO Impact Days
Banks Benitez, Co-Founder and CEO at Uncharted
Edgar Villanueva, Vice President of Programs and Advocacy, Schott Foundation for Public Education