Arts and Social Justice
Exploring Democracy • Educational, 14-Jul-2020
Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
Darren Walker details empathy, arts and social justice philanthropy in a time of civil unrest.
He explains how it’s all key to changing the country. “What are we willing to give up?”
Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, an international social justice philanthropy with a $13 billion endowment and $600 million in annual grant making. Before joining Ford, Walker was vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation, and in the 1990s served as COO of the Abyssinian Development Corporation — Harlem’s largest community development organization.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.
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