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Friday, July 8 • 9:30am - 4:00pm
How Racism is a Roadblock to the Next Economy -- And What We Can Do About That: Movement Strategy Center's Transitions Lab

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“How do we transition from a world of domination and extraction to a world of resilience and regeneration” is the organizing question for Movement Strategy Center’s (MSC) Transitions Initiative and Community Driven Climate Resilience Planning networks. MSC focuses on placing movement and community building at the center of our work to transform the world. As inequality grows and our economy teeters on the edge of collapse, we need to determine not only what will take its place, but also how we will not repeat the past failures of the old exploitative and extractive economy.  We need to develop the capacity and practices to form a next economy that is centered on whole and healed people and communities, where people can bring their full selves to all that they do.  

This gathering invites leaders from multiple fields to explore the practices that will put racial and ecological justice at the center of the next economy. Our networks include practitioners working on a host of diverse issues from climate justice, education reform, economic justice, political organizing and much more. In this gathering we will use interactive, experiential processes to help generate the principles that can help us transition to Local, Living, Loving Economies for Life.

We are excited to host a day long gathering to share our methodology and practices around just transition and community resilience to the larger Next Economy movement.  People and groups that are seeking to connect with a larger network of people focused on developing practices to create a more socially just, racially equitable and ecologically sustainable economy are eagerly welcomed and encouraged to join this daylong session.  

Movement Strategy Center is a transformative movement building organization that seeks to build an ecosystem of deeply connected groups with shared values that strive to transform the lives of people on the frontlines of change.  For the past 15 years, MSC has worked with over 300 grassroots organizations, alliances and networks across sectors to support these groups to build their capacity to be strategic, collaborative and sustainable in how they live and do their work.  

Visit our website to learn more about our work.  You can also read more about our Transitions Lab and Community-Driven Community Resilience Planningwork at our blog, Let’s Talk: A the Heart of Movement Building.

This network gathering is open to all CommonBound attendees. For more information, please contact Nwamaka Agbo at nwamaka@movementstrategy.org.


Nwamaka Agbo (Movement Strategy Center)

Rosa Gonzales (Movement Strategy Center)

Jovida Ross (Movement Strategy Center)

Friday July 8, 2016 9:30am - 4:00pm EDT
Rockwell Hall 204