In this two-part episode we explore the problematic and controversial role of philanthropy inside social movements. In this first part we feature Vini Bhansali, Executive Director of the Solidaire Network, a community of donor organizers mobilizing critical resources to the frontlines of intersectional movements for racial, gender and climate justice. This episode offers a critical view into how non- profits are funded, and explores ways to transcend from philanthropy to the redistribution of wealth.
We question the insufficient response of philanthropy to “fund social movements so we can win”, as Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson proclaims in Part 2. Woodard Henderson is the co-director of the legendary Highlander Research and Education Center. Come back in two weeks for Part 2 of this episode.
When We Fight, We Win!: The Podcast is available across all major podcast platforms.
In our second episode, we interview Black feminist lawyer and activist, Zoán Tanís Dávila Roldán of La Colectiva Feminista en Construcción about the #EstadoDeEmergencia campaign.