United Philanthropy Forum features Senior Program Associate Jaser A. Alsharhan on his reflections from ForumCon19
At the United Philanthropy Forum’s 2019 Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, Native Americans in Philanthropy kicked off the conference by exposing attendees to the history of indigenous peoples and how it connects to philanthropy’s recent focus on racial equity. To say that The Blanket Exercise is rooted in ‘experiential learning’ is an understatement. It forces participants to confront some of the toughest realities regarding colonization and its present-day effects on Indigenous Peoples in the United States. By the end, I felt physically ill. But I also knew I could contribute in some way.
Read more on Jaser’s experience at the conference on the Forum’s blog.