Wrap up Black Philanthropy Month 2022 with an in-person book-talk exploration of the historical roots of African American philanthropy, its power and impact today. This program will feature Tyrone McKinley Freeman, Ph.D., international award-winning author of Madam C. J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy During Jim Crow.
How can we live lives of generosity during times of struggle? How can we pursue social change when our very existence may be threatened at every turn? In this session, participants will explore dimensions of generosity through the life story of Madam C.J. Walker, the early twentieth century Black philanthropist who fought heartily against the racist and sexist American system of Jim Crow
Dr. Freeman will co-moderate a panel discussion with the distinguished founders and leaders of regional, national & international professional networks of fundraisers of color to explore the intersections of gender, culture & philanthropy in the 21st century. Attendees will participate in breakout groups to digest key themes from the panel with the aid of focused questions, and engage in Q&A with panelists.