August 18, 2020

Ideas That Transform: Shifting Power from Investors to Communities

The disparate impacts of the COVID pandemic and recent uprisings due to police brutality and racial injustices bring renewed focus to our persistent structural inequalities. Moving forward, we need to include more representative voices into investment decision-making processes and design investments with and not for communities of color in ways that fundamentally shift the balance of power. Join Dana Bezerra, President of the Heron Foundation and Lucas Turner-Owens, formerly with the Boston Ujima Project in conversation with the Beeck Center’s Sonal Shah to explore the different ways they are working to disrupt the inherent power structures that exist between funders and the communities they are serving.

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