Today, the wealth gap in the Bay Area continues to grow. A new study found that San Francisco has the highest density of billionaires of any city in the world, yet our communities of color continue to struggle to maintain roots in the city and communities that they call home. Our agencies are responding to the increased demands for our programs, but we cannot do it alone. We rely on partners in government, philanthropy, and our communities to support our work in a healthy way that centers the healing of our communities.
Decolonizing Wealth will be an evening of deep thought and discussion with author Edgar Villanueva and community leaders from San Francisco’s nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, to discuss the ways in which colonization ripples through the social sector, and the role that we each play in decolonization and restoring balance and healing to our communities.
As an anchor institution in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission district, Instituto Familiar de la Raza has both witnessed and been a part of the continuous evolution of the community. From putting down roots during the Chicano Movement in the 1970s to supporting families in a rapidly changing and increasingly unaffordable community, IFR has been a steadfast source of support for the people. As they reflect on their 41st year of service in our communities, they ask what it will take to ensure a sustainable, healthy future for the community, institutions and people.