Decolonizing Wealth Webinar // Descolonizando la Riqueza Seminario Virtual

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This webinar will be interpreted into Spanish. // Este seminario virtual se interpretará al español. 

Join our executive director, Jeannette Huezo, as she facilitates a conversation about decolonizing wealth in these times, featuring Edgar Villanueva, a globally-recognized expert on social justice philanthropy and member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and Sunshine Utley, of Iswa / People of the River Heritage and a two time Tzedek Social Justice Impact Awardee, for a conversation about decolonizing wealth in these times.

Their conversation will be around these questions:
- What does decolonizing wealth mean personally and structurally?
- How can wealth be used to restore and heal? What are ways we can all heal from generations of colonial trauma and truly thrive in our cultures?
- What are a few recent examples of victories or wins?

Únase a nuestra directora ejecutiva, Jeannette Huezo, mientras facilita una conversación sobre la descolonización riqueza en estos tiempos, con Edgar Villanueva, un experto mundialmente reconocido en filantropía de justicia social y miembro de la Tribu Lumbee de Carolina del Norte, y Sunshine Utley, de Iswa / People of the River Heritage y dos veces Tzedek Social Justice Impact Awardee, para una conversación sobre la descolonización riqueza en estos tiempos.

Su conversación girará en torno a estas preguntas:
- ¿Qué significa descolonizar la riqueza personal y estructuralmente?
- ¿Cómo se puede utilizar la riqueza para restaurar y curar? ¿Cuáles son las formas en que todos podemos curarnos de generaciones de trauma colonial y realmente prosperar en nuestras culturas?
- ¿Cuáles son algunos ejemplos recientes de victorias que le brindan esperanzas de cambios a largo plazo?



October 22, 2020 at 7:00pm - 8pm EST.


  • 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.

  • Phyllis "Sunshine" Utley Cofitachequi: Proud of my Iswa / People of the River Heritage, who have cared for this side of earth for millennia and, through resilience and persistence, we continue to do so despite generations of state-supported acts of removal and genocide. We are still here, despite Paper Genocide, etc. My Great Grandmother Patience had 22 children. I manifest her wildest dreams. I live to tell the story. I live for our liberation. I am an Alumni of Dartmouth College with a major in Economics. A two time Tzedek Social Justice Impact Awardee.

  • Jeannette Huezo; Executive Director at United for a Fair Economy. Originally from El Salvador, Jeannette came to the US in 1989. She has spent her life working for justice and social change. Jeannette is the mother of nine children, all currently in the United States. Jeannette is the Executive Director of United for a Fair Economy and also coordinates UFE’s popular education work and facilitates many workshops, particularly for Latino groups. In addition to her work with UFE, Jeannette currently serves on the National Executive Board of the United Association for Labor Educators (UALE) representing Community organizations, and is a member of the Expert for Color Network of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development. Jeannette is also an Advisory Board Member of the Center to Support Immigrant Organizing (CSIO).

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