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Sunday, October 21 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Transforming Philanthropy: Moving from Charity to Redistribution
Produced in collaboration with Resource Generation, which organizes young people with wealth and class privilege in the U.S. to become transformative leaders working towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land and power.

We are living in an age of massive wealth inequality. The 8 richest people in the world (all men) own as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population. Most philanthropy in the U.S. is a symptom of this wealth inequality and does not address its root causes. This panel features leaders who are seeking to: shift underlying power dynamics; practice philanthropy as redistribution; and work across class and racial divides to move money to frontline poor and working class-led organizations fighting for racial and economic justice. This is a cross-class panel, including speakers who have experienced poverty, and this deep and transformational conversation will include voices from impacted and impactors. With Quinton Sankofa, co-owner, Sirius Creativity; “Tiny” Gray-Garcia, journalist, poet, educator, co–founder of POOR Magazine; Rajiv Khanna, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, Thousand Currents; Iimay Ho, Executive Director, Resource Generation. Moderated by: Arianne Shaffer, Director of the Indie Philanthropy Initiative.

Workshop Speakers
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Tiny Gray-Garcia

Lisa Gray-Garcia (aka “Tiny”), at one time un-housed and incarcerated, is a journalist, poet, educator and co–founder of: POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE; Escuela de la gente/PeopleSkool; the Deecolonize Academy; and a number of other projects. Co-editor of A Decolonizers Guide to... Read More →
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Iimay Ho

Iimay Ho, Executive Director of Resource Generation (which “organizes young people with wealth and class privilege in the U.S. to become transformative leaders working towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land and power”), was previously Director of Operations and Finance... Read More →
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Rajiv Khanna

Rajiv Khanna is the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at Thousand Currents, a social justice-oriented non-profit that funds grassroots groups led by women, youth, and Indigenous peoples in the Global South. His many responsibilities include: strategy development and execution... Read More →
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Quinton Sankofa

Quinton Sankofa is the co-owner of Sirius Creativity, an Oakland based firm “committed to providing affordable consulting services to organizations that want to improve their capacity to more effectively pursue their missions.” Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, where he had to... Read More →
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Arianne Shaffer

Arianne Shaffer, the Toronto-based Director of the Indie Philanthropy Initiative (which seeks a radical shift to philanthropy’s status quo by adding much needed diversity and creativity to the field and transforming its power dynamics), is also Communications Director at Kindle... Read More →

Sunday October 21, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Sausalito Room