What is so “risky” about placing relatively small amounts of money in the hands of people addressing challenges in their own communities?
Do “we” need to help “them” understand the political and economic systems that have marginalized them?
Welcome to the uncomfortable, yet hopeful conversation inside my head.
Do dominant white culture behaviors create barriers in the social good space?
What’s the difference between approaches to global development versus global solidarity?
What will it take to dismantle the power structures that perpetuate inequality and bigotry in aid, philanthropy, social enterprise, and impact investing? (Plus, a sampling of resources/conversations on solidarity.)
Once people decide to be outward facing, concerned about the suffering in the world and wanting to express their sense of responsibility to others, how can we invite and support them to also transform themselves?
“They’re all a bunch of neocolonialists anyway.”
An uncomfortable silence fell upon the car.
What does racial justice have to do with the international “do-gooder” industry?
“People will disappoint you from time to time. You will also let people down. And as in our personal relationships, we have to re-commit every day to making them work. Relationships within international development are no different.” From my interview with partnershipmatters.org.
My storify-ed livetweets from panel discussion on foreign policy & humanitarian aid efforts in Uganda & the Congo in response to the international media attention garnered by Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 campaign. With Maurice Carney of Friends of the Congo, Milton Allimadi of Black Star News, and Nicole C. Lee of TransAfrica Forum.
“I want to be able to have an open conversation with grantees that allows me to be who I am. That is the only way I know how to use my power and privilege to support others.” A guest post by Sasha Rabsey of The HOW Fund
Highlighting key issues not often heard enough in aid effectiveness dialogues.
Advice for people embarking on an aid career or any international do-gooder endeavor.