November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
In his 2018 book Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, Edgar Villanueva draws from Native traditions to prescribe the medicine for restoring balance and healing our divides. Edgar calls on us to use our money as medicine, replacing the “divide, control, exploit” paradigm with “connect, relate, belong.” We invite Senior Fellows to engage in dialogue with Edgar on these concepts, and explore how we as Senior Fellows practice our ALF values when it comes to investment and philanthropy.
This is a virtual event. Please register below.
About Edgar Villanueva:
Edgar Villanueva is a globally-recognized expert on social justice philanthropy. Edgar serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Native Americans in Philanthropy, NDN Collective, and is a Board Member of the Andrus Family Fund, a national foundation that works to improve outcomes for vulnerable youth.
Edgar currently serves as Senior Vice President at the Schott Foundation for Public Education where he oversees grant investment and capacity building supports for education justice campaigns across the United States.
Edgar is the award-winning author of Decolonizing Wealth, a bestselling book offering hopeful and compelling alternatives to the dynamics of colonization in the philanthropic and social finance sectors.
In addition to working in philanthropy for many years, he has consulted with numerous nonprofit organizations and national and global philanthropies on advancing racial equity inside of their institutions and through their investment strategies.
Edgar holds two degrees from the Gillings Global School of Public Health at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Edgar is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and resides in Brooklyn, NY.