The Living the Next Economy Bay Area Collaborative is excited to announce the Living the Next Economy 2016 Convergence, to be held October 21-23 at Oakstop! The Collaborative a broad coalition of community leaders and social entrepreneurs committed to advancing radically inclusive economic, racial, and environmental justice solutions in Oakland.
“How do we transition from a world of domination and extraction to a world of resilience and regeneration” is the organizing question for Movement
t has become clear we face two distinct possible futures: Economic Transition or Ecological Collapse.
Equity Summit 2015 will ground inclusion, justice, and prosperity in the urgent issues of today and connect them to the creativity and bold vision of the equity movement.
Climate change, shifting demographics, and sobering economic realities for a growing number of Americans have sparked increased awareness of the need to re-examine how working class people and communities of color will successfully participate in tomorrow’s economy, the one they will inherit when our nation becomes an ethnic plurality.
In his article entitled “What’s the Role of Race in the New Economy Movement?” author Penn Loh argues that people of color have a foundational role to play in the establishment of a new economy because the very idea of a new economy has arisen from a discontentment with the injustices of the present system, of which people of color have borne a disproportionate share of the burden.
Both in precedent and principle, we should consider rejecting the nomenclature and notion that there is anything truly new about the New Economy movement.
We dedicate CoopEcon this year to Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, the many other victims of police and other racist violence; We honor the heroic people of Ferguson and the countless ordinary people in communities across the country who know a change must come and are willing to participate in creating that change.