Resourcing Our Movements Through Solidarity Economy Values
Coordinators: Veronica Garcia, Leah E. Olm, Allen Kwabena-Frimpong, and Jocelyn Wong
What becomes possible when we stop “asking for money” and develop strategies to reclaim community wealth and practice cooperative resource mobilization for movement-building? We will explore wealth reclamation — an opportunity to transform traditional fundraising and charitable giving to mirror social justice movement values of equity, justice, healing, and reparations. Our process will emphasize cultivating trusting relationships with one another; finalizing an agenda that builds power and unifies us in our movement role; and strengthening our growing network of practice through storytelling, case studies, and interactive discussions. Participants will gain valuable relationships; a stronger understanding of and connection to their movement roles; and concrete ways to ensure that fundraising, resource mobilization, and community wealth building strategies are in alignment with principles of reciprocity, abundance, and collaboration. Participants will join a national network of resource mobilizers, fundraisers, movement builders, and radical philanthropists operating in solidarity with communities organizing for liberation.
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Call for Participation
We seek to host resource mobilizers and grassroots fundraisers who are actively organizing money, relationships, and other community assets to: (1) be responsive to community needs, and (2) nurture social justice movement-building. Because of space and capacity constraints, this network gathering is limited to invited participants who will be selected by application. Apply by Friday, March 20, 2020 at: bit.ly/ResourcingNG
Please contact Veronica Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions