Movement Generation has been coalescing in our (virtual) dream tank and like many of you we are leaning into and processing the range of emotions stirred up by the pandemic crisis. We also recognize this as a time of possibility to act collectively to make the ecological and economic shifts we need. In that spirit, we are leading with our hearts to create a four-session online course series that helps reframe the COVID-19 crisis. If you’re hungry to discuss real solutions and strategies that address the structural inequities that got us into this mess, then join us!
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Join CCEDNet for a conversation to explore how local organizing principles and approaches can contribute to the creation of more sustainable, fair and inclusive economies.
July's conversation will be on "Equity, Justice, & Access in Digital Organizing."
More details forthcoming.
In conceiving of our problems, it takes effort to shift perspective from: “It’s big, it’s scary, it’s hopeless!” to “It’s designed, it’s vulnerable, and we can change it.” We understand our root problems perpetuate each other. In this webinar we explore how to unmask their vulnerabilities, and contest them. Safiya Noble is the author of Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, and co-director of the Center for Critical Internet Inquiry at UCLA. Composer and curator Andrew C. Smith will offer relevant musical interludes from his own work and by The Happy Valley Band.
Democratize This! What Time is It on the Clock of the World with Ricardo Levins Morales is the public launch of the Democratize This! weninar series July 5th through August 16, 2020.
During Democratize This! organizers invite people to think and collaborate rather than panic and react. Through presentation, performance, and small group work we will explore the question: How do small groups instigate systems change towards a more just and desirable future for everyone?
This first event will explore the nature of the crisis we are living in and the opportunity to design strategic social interventions in many domains. Our guest will be Ricardo Levins Morales, the well known Minneapolis based, Puerto Rican artist and movement elder who has worked for decades on sustainable activism, organizing, and strategy.
Registration for the entire seven-week webinar is not required. Sliding scale options available.
This webinar aims to examine how and why the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) plays – in a pluralist economy – a transformative role in pursuing the SDGs and highlight the urgency to unlock its potential to tackle the current structural economic, societal, social and environmental crises.
The session will also be an opportunity to present the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) statement on “What role for the Social and Solidarity Economy in the post COVID-19 crisis recovery?” Based on UNTFSSE experience and international evidence, the panel discussion will reflect on different roles of the SSE in a “better recovery”.
At an economic turning point for the country and as the Canadian government looks to stimulate the economy with significant investments in local and regional public infrastructure projects, it is imperative that government leaders leverage tools like Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) and Social Procurement in an effort to empower diverse communities during this economic recovery.
Investment in infrastructure can be a key driver to reducing economic inequalities, supporting neighbourhood and environmental improvements and growing an inclusive, more representative workforce through a wide range of public infrastructure investments ranging from transit, to affordable housing, to high speed broadband, and many others.
Are you interested in learning more about the path to economic inclusion and inclusive recovery using infrastucture spending? Then join this webinar from Toronto Community Benefits Network.