Conversations with Chanda
 
 

Series Overview

“Conversations with Chanda” is an event series hosted by Chanda Smith Baker, The Minneapolis Foundation’s Senior Vice President of Community Impact. Chanda has over 20 years of experience working in, for, and with underestimated communities. Through events like Conversations with Chanda, The Minneapolis Foundation is leading our community on a tough but revealing path of discovery and civic action. We’re calling on everyone to join us in the hard conversations that seek shared understanding. We know even the most candid dialogue remains essentially talk – we seek to spark actions for our community’s grittiest, most vexing problems.

May 22, 2019 – Edgar Villanueva
Our next conversation will feature Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth. This book weaves a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance and offers a prescription for restoring balance and healing our divides using the guidance of indigenous wisdom. This intimate yet tough conversation is for everyone with an interest in important civil dialogue. We hope to see you there. Register here.

About Edgar Villanueva
Edgar Villanueva is a nationally recognized expert on social justice philanthropy. Edgar currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Native Americans in Philanthropy and is a Board Member of the Andrus Family Fund. He has also consulted with numerous nonprofit organizations and national and global philanthropies on advancing racial equity inside of their institutions and through their investment strategies.

Listen to Conversations

Episode 1: Robin DiAngelo
Chanda spoke with Robin DiAngelo about white fragility and the steps white people need to take to challenge racial inequities.

Robin DiAngelo on MPR
Robin spoke with Kerri Miller about how white people need to engage in critical self-reflection, ongoing education, and intentional actions to talk productively about race.
 

Chanda’s Book Club

Check out Chanda’s recommendations for books that will help you learn more about white fragility, race, and the systems that unjustly protect white supremacy.

2019 Event Series

March 15, 2019 – Robin DiAngelo
Chanda spoke with Robin DiAngelo about white fragility and the steps white people need to take to challenge racial inequities.

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May 22, 2019 – Edgar Villanueva
Chanda will speak with Edgar Villanueva about the power structures surrounding wealth and philanthropy.

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