Breaking out of a Bifurcated World: A Bridge Conversation on Philanthropy

Monday, October 18, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Organized by Caron Atlas, project director, Arts & Democracy Project; Tia Oros Peters, executive director, Seventh Generation Fund.

Fishbowl catalysts: Amalia Deloney, grassroots policy director, Center for Media Justice; Timothy Dorsey, program officer, Open Society Foundations; Pepón Osorio, artist and professor, Temple University, Tyler School of Art.

We will engage a paradox faced by many funders: While some of the most creative strategies for positive social change live at the intersections of sectors, disciplines, cultures, and generations; many of the practices and structures of philanthropy create silos and disconnect funders from their grantees and their full selves. The session, designed as an open fishbowl conversation to be generative and participatory, provides an opportunity for funders to reflect on what is needed to create hybrid and integrated programs and strategies. It will also address issues of power and privilege that are part of bridging in contexts of social justice.

Related Links:

Bridge Conversations: People Who Live and Work in Multiple Worlds
Tia Oros Peters: Interior and Exterior Landscapes: Art and Transcendence