2020 Filantropía Puerto Rico Convening

From October 20 - 22, 2020

On our third annual Convening we’ll continue educating and connecting grantmakers, philanthropists and doers. In these targeted and virtual sessions we’ll provoke ideas and actions in the areas of housing, environment, arts & culture, and education, permeated by equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). 

*Sessions will be held in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation always available.

*Las sesiones serán en inglés con interpretación simultánea al español siempre disponible.

Program

Tuesday, October 20

While collaboration is in human beings’ DNA, the pervasive “individualism reigns supreme” message in mainstream American society would have us think otherwise. We spend so much of our lives trying to get ahead, achieve goals, prove ourselves, or seek acknowledgment, yet the reality is quite different: we would not be here or thrive without the support and love we give and receive from other.

We are living in a precarious historical moment with a world on the precipice of either unraveling or transforming. It is in these crucial moments, that we remember what is most important in our lives and the need to clarify the purpose in our work and world. The philanthropic sector has a unique and important role to play at this crossroads.

Together we will explore what the natural world has to teach us, and how relinquishing control and increasing trust can be harnessed to bring us closer to equity and to those we serve.

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Virtual Networking

Wednesday, October 21

Provide insights to philanthropic organizations doing work in Puerto Rico on the institutional changes needed to support advocacy efforts, with emphasis on initiatives that address housing and land security issues. 

Topics to be discussed:

  • Clarify differences between advocacy, campaigns, movements, coalitions, etc
  • What is needed to support advocacy efforts
  • Institutional values and policies that need tweaking, activities that should
    be supported and mechanisms that should be implemented
  • Differences in the evaluation, measurement, and impact of advocacy versus
    that of traditional programs

Speakers

Increasingly, philanthropic funders are seeking alignment with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Come and learn about the global agenda for the planet and its people adopted by the United Nations in 2015.

Speaker:

Ricardo Arzuaga Chaves, Founder and Executive Director, United Nations Association of the United States of America, Puerto Rico Chapter – a program of the United Nations Foundation

A global pandemic is forcing us to explore how philanthropy can influence public policy to enhance the role of education, lessons that will have a lasting impact as we face social crises created by future natural disasters. Puerto Rico’s education sector needs advocacy groups that keep the government in check to ensure students have equal access to the resources they need. Learn about the current status of education and what is needed to support advocates.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Importance of public policy in education
  • How philanthropy can engage in education advocacy
  • Academic achievement and access to quality

Speakers:

Thursday, October 22

This Action Dialogue will highlight the importance of investing in environmental organizations that protect, analyze, monitor, and keep human impact in check. Additionally, we will talk about how solid waste management can affect our economic development.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Solid waste management issues in Puerto Rico and economic development
    possibilities surrounding it
  • The why, the how, and benefits of supporting environmental organizations

Speakers

The unending challenges (hurricanes, earthquakes, and the pandemic) have spurred Puerto Rican artists to support each other through collectives that make it possible to scale their work and amplify their economic opportunities. You will learn how philanthropy can strengthen the impact of arts and culture by supporting these emerging solutions.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Cultural worker collectives
  • Shared solutions through collective action
  • Establishing a shared live/work space for artists

Speakers

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Break

COSTAS by La Trinchera is a live dance performance designed for camera that explores the physical dynamics of three different bodies: the sand, the wind and the sea. Through the symbiotic relation of these elements La Trinchera will incarnate through movement: power, acceptance, inclusion, resentment and forgiveness in the all-encompassing landscape of the beach.

Thursday, October 22

This Action Dialogue will highlight the importance of investing in
environmental organizations that protect, analyze, monitor, and keep human
impact in check. Additionally, we will talk about how solid waste management
can affect our economic development. Topics to be discussed:

  • Solid waste management issues in Puerto Rico and economic development
    possibilities surrounding it
  • The why, the how, and benefits of supporting environmental organizations

Speakers

  • Ing. Ingrid M. Vilá Biaggi, President & Co-Founder Cambio PR Lcdo.
  • Fernando Lloveras San Miguel, President, Para la Naturaleza

Increasingly, philanthropic funders are seeking alignment with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Come and learn about the global agenda for the planet and its people adopted by the United Nations in 2015.

Speaker:

Ricardo Arzuaga Chaves, Founder and Executive Director, United Nations Association of the United States of America, Puerto Rico Chapter – a program of the United Nations Foundation

The unending challenges (hurricanes, earthquakes, and the pandemic) have
spurred Puerto Rican artists to support each other through collectives that
make it possible to scale their work and amplify their economic
opportunities. You will learn how philanthropy can strengthen the impact of
arts and culture by supporting these emerging solutions.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Cultural worker collectives
  • Shared solutions through collective action
  • Establishing a shared live/work space for artists

Speakers

  • Javier J. Hernández Acosta, PhD, MBA fundador de Inversión Cultural
  • Andrea Cruz, La Escena
  • Marlyn Martinez, Nuestro Barrio
  • Belisa Álvarez, Las Terequeras
  • Kelley Lindquist, President and CEO, Artspace

Culture, Participation & Privacy Guidelines

We want you to experience our annual convenings as a chance to continue building our philanthropic community by enabling collaborative discussions that allow diverse grantmakers to work together and scale up their impact in Puerto Rico. Discussions should be lively, yet respectful, and always seeking to bridge the gaps between diverse opinions, cultures, interests, and backgrounds, while staying focused on our mission to improve the lives of the marginalized.

While fundraising is prohibited, we do encourage you to share and tweet what you learn (you may tag @filantropia_pr and use the #convenePR hashtag) and to refrain from doing so if the speakers explicitly request confidentiality.
The sessions will be recorded for archival purposes and available for our members on our website.

Speakers & Panelists

Zulayka Santiago

Founder and Creative Director of Libélula Consulting

Belisa L Alvarez Sanchez

Founder of Tereques La Tiendita, Las Terequeras and Casa Tereques

Manuela Arciniegas

Director of the Andrus Family Fund

Ricardo J. Arzuaga Chaves

United Nations Association of the USA, PR Chapter

Jose Caraballo Cueto

Associate Professor in the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey

Ariadna M Godreau Aubert

Founder and ED at Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico

Javier J Hernández Acosta

Director of the Business Administration Department at Universidad del
Sagrado Corazón and founder of Inversión Cultura

Wendy Holmes

Artspace

Will Law

Artspace

Kelley Lindquist

Artspace Projects, Inc

Fernando E Lloveras

Director Para La Naturaleza

Subarna Mathes

Senior Strategy and Evaluation Officer at the Ford Foundation’s Office of Strategy and Learning

Amy T Morris

Founder and Creative Director of Libélula Consulting

Rolinda Ramos

Manager El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109

Amanda Rivera

Executive Director of Instituto del Desarrollo de la Juventud

Lyvia Rodríguez

The Caño Martín Peña Community Land Trust

Ingrid M. Vila Biaggi

Co-founder and President of CAMBIO

Save the date

Mark your calendars for Filantropia Puerto Rico’s 3rd annual Convening!
Our 2020 gathering has been virtually rethought into substantial but manageable blocks of time. 

Add to Calendar 10/20/2020 3:00 PM 10/22/2020 7:00 PM America/Puerto_Rico 2020 Filantropía Puerto Rico Convening On our third annual Convening we'll continue educating and connecting grantmakers, philanthropists and doers. In these targeted and virtual sessions we'll provoke ideas and actions in the areas of housing, environment, arts & culture, and education, permeated by equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Virtual