Disrupters: Building bridges, confronting historic oppression in the United States


Disrupters: Building bridges, confronting historic oppression in the United States

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The decolonization movement offers new ways to understand our work in human development at home and abroad. In this episode, I speak with Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, Founder of the Decolonizing Wealth Project, and Senior Vice President of Programs and Advocacy at the Schott Foundation. 

The United States is in the midst of a longoverdue reckoning with the fact that this is not, and never has been, a land of equal justice and opportunity for all. This episode of A Deeper Look examines how individuals, communities, philanthropiesnonprofits and governments are being called to disrupt the social norms that have tolerated injustice and discrimination. As the United States continues to confront its legacy of systemic oppression of Black and Indigenous people, Edgar shares an optimistic outlook that sees a practical path to healing, starting with confronting the ugly reality of the country’s past sins and ending with practical steps that we can take to repair society.  

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