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Saturday, July 9 • 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Emerging Conversations: We Need The New Economy Movement More Than Ever.

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We live in turbulent times.  Climate change, growing structural inequality, mass incarceration, and the subversion of democracy are just a few manifestations of the way our political and economic systems are increasingly failing our communities.  In a moment like this it becomes easy for reactionaries to exploit people’s fears and to scapegoat the vulnerable and it becomes essential for those of us who value fairness to not just play defense but to present a positive, inclusive visions of a better way to do things.

This session will utilize a modified version “open space” facilitation to initiate conversations on the strategic, tactical, and practical questions that we each bring to this space as New Economy activists who are all wrestling with the larger question: “How might we use this unique moment to advance a fundamentally different kind of economy?"  If you have a topic you’d like to discuss as part of this session please drop by the social hall on Saturday morning or during lunch and put it up on the big board.

Saturday July 9, 2016 2:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Social Hall