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“From Charity to Solidarity” Teach-in

October 25, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Philanthropy has left black people out in the cold. While many people view philanthropy as a way of “giving back” and “helping the less fortunate,” charitable giving only addresses the symptoms of inequality while leaving intact—or worsening— the underlying causes. As a result, organizations serving Black, indigenous and other marginalized communities continue to be chronically underfunded.

Join us for a teach-in where we’ll discuss:

  • The history and political economy of philanthropy
  • Challenges Black and indigenous organizations face getting funding 
  • How the neoliberal model of philanthrocapitalism fails to create equity
  • Mutual aid and other alternative models
  • Ways to get involved in the struggle against racist philanthropy NOW!


  • Megan Ming Francis, University of Washington professor of political science
  • Nikkita Oliver, Community Activist
  • Chrissy Shimizu, Decriminalize Seattle
  • Wes, Seattle DSA
  • …and more


October 25, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


On Zoom
WA United States


Divest SPD Working Group
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