Developed for both funders and nonprofits, this series elevates thought leaders who are examining racial equity through asset building and shares the insights into philanthropy’s pivotal role as a catalyst for change.
Jhumpa Bhattacharya formerly of the Insight Center, a national thought leader and experienced advocate for creating policy and system changes towards racial and economic equity, shared the policies and narrative that are negatively affecting communities of color, working and marginalized populations and ideas on how philanthropy can have a critical role in redirecting national and local policy to benefit asset building.
Marisa Bono, CEO, Every Texan (formerly the Center for Public Policy Priorities), a national and Texas thought leader and experienced advocate for creating policy and system changes towards racial and economic equity joined us for the hour. Marisa is a lifelong social justice advocate and thought leader with extensive experience as a civil rights lawyer and public servant having tried school funding cases in Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico.
Alan Jenkins, Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School. Alan teaches courses on Race and the Law, Communication, and Social Justice. Before joining the Law School faculty, he was President and Co-Founder of The Opportunity Agenda, a social justice communication lab dedicated to the idea that our nation can and should be a place where everyone enjoys full and equal opportunity.
Rinku Sen, Executive Director, Narrative Initiative joined us on June 21, 2022 to share the factors that can lead to transformational change in our society. She shared the elements of change needed for racial inequity and racial injustice to be met head on and ideas for instituting a different paradigm of philanthropic funding and investments.
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