Healing from Colonization

Pachamama Alliance

A recording of this event is available for you to review.

About the Call

In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, join Pachamama Alliance Co-founder Lynne Twist for this Resilience and Possibility Conversation with social justice philanthropy expert Edgar Villanueva and ninth generation American settler Hilary Giovale.

These two speakers’ lineages are connected from 1739, when Hilary’s ancestor received a land grant in the region of North Carolina where Edgar’s Indigenous ancestors lived. Today, Edgar is a racial justice activist, philanthropist, and author, and Hilary is writing about her journey of decolonizing her mind, healing from white supremacy, and learning reparations-based philanthropy.

Join the conversation to explore your own healing from colonization.

About the Speakers

Edgar Villanueva is Senior Vice President of Programs and Advocacy at the Schott Foundation, and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Native Americans in Philanthropy. He is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and his award-winning book Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance offers hopeful alternatives to the dynamics of colonization in the philanthropic and social finance sectors.

Hilary Giovale is a community organizer, philanthropist, and author of a forthcoming ethnoautobiography about her process of decolonizing and healing from whiteness. She is committed to bridging historic divides through truth-telling, apology, reparations, and forgiveness.