NPD 2019 Keynote Speaker

NPD 2019 Keynote Speaker - Dr. Mi'Jan Celie Tho-Biaz

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AFP-NM is delighted to announce Dr. Mi'Jan Celie Tho-Biaz as this year's keynote speaker for National Philanthropy Day.

Dr. Tho-Biaz will speak on the topic of "The Future of Philanthropy," blending her three bodies of work together -- story collection, gender and racial equity labor, and storytelling -- to paint a visionary picture of the future of philanthropy while also acknowledging some of the challenges of realizing the vision and becoming equitable due to the historic origins of nonprofit work.


Mi’Jan Celie Tho-Biaz, Ed.D., is a cultural leader, oral historian and documentarian who works with communities across the themes of sovereignty, transformation, healing and equity to honor their past, make meaning of their present, and vision loving and liberated futures. 

Dr. Tho-Biaz is a 2019 - 2020 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist, 2019 - 2020 Encore Public Voices Fellow, and is the founder and directs the New Mexico Women of Color Nonprofit Leadership Initiative at the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Previously, Dr. Tho-Biaz designed and led the Steinem Initiative’s public policy digital storytelling pilot at Smith College, was a visiting scholar at the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics at Columbia University, and recently keynoted at Stanford University's "Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and the Arts" conference, as well as Carnegie's Hall's Create Justice Forum.

Tickets for NPD are available online here.