GiveBLACK: Valuing the Black philanthropic pound
14 June 2022, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
The final talk in the Cultural Justice Lecture Series 2022, will explore ‘Valuing the Black Pound: Patterns and Motivations for British Black Giving’. This forthcoming evidence-based study seeks to understand the motivations, aims and patterns of Black philanthropy in the UK and to identify ways to further galvanise Black giving. The lecture will be presented by Keith Magee who will be joined in conversation by Patricia Hamzahee, philanthropist, impact investor and co-founder of GiveBLACK.
This event is free.
UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose11 Montague StreetLondonWC1B 5BPUnited Kingdom
Members of Britain’s Black community tend to be seen primarily as recipients of charitable giving rather than as donors. Without knowing the value of Black philanthropy, a key component of the economic (and political) strength of the Black community is not visible and the impact of any identity-based giving is limited.
This talk will explore ‘Valuing the Black Pound: Patterns and Motivations for British Black Giving’. This forthcoming evidence-based study seeks to understand the motivations, aims and patterns of Black philanthropy in the UK and to identify ways to further galvanise Black giving. In addition to presenting the study’s key findings, the discussion will debunk some of the myths that currently surround British Black giving.
The lecture will be presented by Keith Magee who will be joined in conversation by Patricia Hamzahee, philanthropist, impact investor and co-founder of GiveBLACK.
About the Speakers
The Reverend Professor Keith Magee Th.D., FRHistS, FRSA
Public Intellectual | Public Theologian | Public Speaker at Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor of Practice in Cultural Justice at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose
The Reverend Professor Keith Magee Th.D., FRHistS, FRSA is Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor of Practice in Cultural Justice at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP), where he’s the principal investigator on Black Britain and Beyond a social platform and think-tank. He is also a Fellow at UCL Centre on U.S. Politics (CUSP). Equally essential, he is Professor of Practice in Social Justice at Newcastle University. Noted a public intellectual, Magee has a professional career of over three decades in public theology, public policy, and political affairs all leading to social justice. The Biden-Harris Administration’s US Ambassador to the Court of St James’s has appointed him to the U.S. - U.K. Fulbright Commission, having served on the Biden 2020 President Campaign’s African American Kitchen Cabinet. Previously, he served as a Senior Religious Affairs Advisor with the Obama-Biden for America in 2008 and 2012.
He serves as the Co-Chair of the Endowment Committee on the Board of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and Trustee of Facing History and Ourselves. He is an elected Councillor of Democrats Abroad U.K. The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan appointed him as a Commissioner on Diversity in the Public Realm. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was inducted into the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collegiums of Scholars. He is a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.
As a dyslexic, one of his most significant accomplishments is a co-creator of the Multicultural Initiative at the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. He has secured over $15 millions to develop programs and initiatives that advocate and support dyslexia globally. One of the efforts led to the co-founding the St. Joseph’s University Urban Teachers Masters of Education Residency Training Program.
Magee is a CNN, NBC, BBC and LSE contributor—on issues of social justice, politics, race, and religion. He is also the author of Prophetic Justice: Race, Religion and Politics, January 2021.More about The Reverend Professor Keith Magee Th.D., FRHistS, FRSA
Patricia Keiko Hamzahee FRSA
Advisor | Investor | Philanthropist | Specialist in Social Enterprise & Responsible Finance at Integriti Capital
As co-founder of Extend Ventures, she is also working to diversify access to funding for Black and ethnic minority businesses and is promoting similar access for Black-led nonprofit organisations after founding Black Funding Network.
She is a Trustee of Ballet Black, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Areté Network as well as a Director of the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival CIC. She is President of Friends of International House New York UK, an Associate Director of The Finance Foundation, a member of Women in Social Finance and on the Advisory Boards of Money A+E and the Shaw Trust Foundation. She was previously a Trustee and outgoing Chair of the Development Board of Black Cultural Archives; a Senior Advisor with The Good Economy social value advisory firm; and a member of BVCA’s Responsible Investment Advisory Group.
Patricia received a BA in Political Science from the University of California and studied for an MA at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs and East Asian Institute.