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Social Enterprise World Forum

SEWF Digital BannerSocial Enterprise World Forum is excited to announce we’re going virtual in September for our largest global event to date, SEWF Digital. The need for a global impact economy has never been more apparent. As we begin the process of recovery and rebuilding, social enterprises and policymakers have an unexpected opportunity to “build back better” and develop economies that focus on equality, diversity, and wellbeing. At SEWF we are passionate about working together to grow the social enterprise movement and promote economies built on these values.

SEWF Digital is our moment to champion the potential of social enterprises - small and large, rural and urban - to bring about inclusive and sustainable economic development. Our week-long programme of online events and activities will feature keynotes and plenaries from three different world zones with live Q&A, online networking, and partner-organised fringe events.  Speakers will include leading social entrepreneurs and change makers from across the world with over 5,000 participants from over 50 countries.

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The Power of Community: SSE and Financial Systems to Fight against the COVID-19 Crisis

Power of Community Webinar BannerWhat impacts has the COVID-19 crisis brought to the speakers' cities and members, in particular on finance actors in SSE like foundations and philanthropic entities, ethical banks, financial cooperatives, solidarity finance, SACCO, mutuals, etc. ?
What are the responses of those finance actors to the impact of COVID-19 in collaboration with their members or/and partners in the community?
What types of innovative financing structure will help SSE actors to access finance in the post COVID-19 period?
How should public authorities, community and finance actors in SSE join hands together to set strategies for the recovery of our economies in the post COVID-19 era?

English-Korean simultaneous interpretation will be provided in this session

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Course Correction: Just Transition in the Age of COVID-19

Course Correction Banner ImageMovement 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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Equity, Justice, & Access in Digital Organizing

CCEDNet geese logoJoin 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."

The COVID-19 pandemic has made most of our organizing, community building, and local power building work transition online. Many who were used to in-person organizing were forced quickly to adapt to online scenarios. Those already steeped in digital organizing practice had to step up their game. Either way, it is crucial to understand the lenses of equity, justice, and access at the heart of our digital organizing practice. This session will explore important themes of power, colonization, and equity in digital spaces, and dive into ways to infuse digital democracy and inclusion in your organizing work. 

We may be in a scenario where our organizing work is predominantly online for some time to come. And, the COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly change the way we organize. Together, we'll discuss Equity, Justice, and Access in Digital Organizing through this interactive 1.5 hour session, to collectively strengthen our Local Organizing for Fair Economies work.

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The Fireweed Fellowship Program

The Fireweed Fellowship is the first national accelerator program for Indigenous entrepreneurship in Canada.

The program will consist of a 10-month-long, immersive, cohort-style fellowship program combining online educational sessions, self-directed on-the-land learning and leadership development. Additionally the program offers peer support, one-on-one coaching, mentorship, pro-bono professional services as well as investment-readiness prep. 

Compensation: 
N/A
Deadline: 
20 Jul 2020

Democratize This! Living in Contradiction

Image of Living In Contradiction webinarIn 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.

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