In the face of growing economic inequity and environmental devastation, we are called to come together to reimagine and rebuild our economy based on the values of equity, democracy, cooperation, self-determination, and sustainability. Please come to Impact Hub DC (419 7th St NW) on Saturday 12/6 to take part in a conversation with local activists, leaders and community members about how we can build a movement for a solidarity economy in Washington, DC, which is in many ways the heart of the current economic system that is failing us and our planet.
Saturday, December 6: Solidarity Economy Summit
2:30pm: Doors Open
3:30 – 3:50: Welcome
3:50 – 5:00: Deepening Democracy, Broadening Ownership: What are the models?
- Farming Cooperatives
- Participatory Budgeting
- Community Land Trusts / Limited Equity Housing Coops
- Public Banking
- Worker Cooperatives
- Time Bank
- Prison Reentry
- Accountable Policing
- Transformative Finance
- Environmental Justice
5:05 – 5:30: Learning from Natural Systems
5:30 – 5:40: People’s Platform
5:40 – 6:10: Break Out Groups
6:10 – 6:40: Report backs and next steps
6:40 – 6:55: Culture in our Organizing
7:00 – 8:00: Music, Video, Art, Solidarity Economy Market
To see a list of organizing groups and register for the event, please click here. We ask that those who are able to donate $10-20 please do so to keep this event free for others. To find and join the Facebook event, click here. Parents who need childcare should email firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on 11/5 with the number and ages of kids that need care, and any special needs. Please note that the schedule listed in this email is the most up-to-date version–the event will take place 2:30 to 8, and NOT 11 to 5.