Strategies for Just Philanthropy
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Please join this important discussion on philanthropy's role in Black liberation between Dwayne Wharton of Just Strategies and Freedom Fighter, writer, and singer, YahNé Ndgo.
As an organizer, YahNé struggles toward abolition of and liberation from capitalism, colonialism and imperialism for all people. She is a Coordinating Committee Member and the Outreach Coordinator of the Black Alliance for Peace, and a Core Organizer with Black Lives Matter Philly, representing the chapter with the Black Lives Matter National Network. She is a founding member of the U Cooperative and helped launch the Black Philly Radical Collective. YahNé owns Deep Blu Womyn Company, a boutique consulting company in which queer and straight, abled and disabled, Black and Indigenous front-line organizers from rural and urban backgrounds engage individuals, organizations, officials, and businesses through facilitation, workshops, inclusion development, system and process review, and restorative practices using the wisdom of our academic, professional and lived experiences.
Dwayne is a health and equity advocate working to help build healthier communities. He has held leadership positions in prominent non-profit organizations and is an appointed member and Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Commission on African-American Males and the Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council where he Chairs the Health Subcommittee. He also serves on the boards of Greater Philadelphia Philanthropy Network, where he Chairs the DEI Subcommittee, the American Heart Association, and the Alliance for Agriculture in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dwayne is also a co-founder of the Philadelphia Black Giving Circle, is a former Peace Corps volunteer, and is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader. In 2020, Dwayne co-founded Just Strategies, an organization dedicated to helping people lead the change they envision for themselves and their communities.
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