October 13 at 1:30 pm PDT/4:30 pm EDT

The death of George Floyd and the turmoil this event aroused have forced Americans to re-examine their involvement and, to a certain degree, their complicity in racism. Wealthy individuals may ask themselves whether they've benefited from a system that has, at the same time, kept people of color from prospering. Philanthropists, despite their best intentions, may sometimes have been off the mark or have even perpetuated historic inequities. An examination of the hard questions will help outline how philanthropists can begin to partner with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) to right historic wrongs. Academics, activists, and philanthropists join a candid discussion about the actions—and inactions—that brought us to the current moment. Philanthropists and their capital have a role in supporting and fostering a reconciliation and healing process that is long overdue.


LaTese Briggs
Senior Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute


Nicole Shanahan
President, Bia-Echo Foundation

Edgar Villanueva
Founder and Chief Strategic Officer, Decolonizing Wealth Project; Senior Vice President of Programs and Advocacy, Schott Foundation

Lori Villarosa
Founder and Executive Director, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity