The Living the Next Economy Bay Area Collaborative is excited to announce the Living the Next Economy 2016 Convergence, to be held October 21-23 at Oakstop! We’re a broad coalition of community leaders and social entrepreneurs committed to advancing radically inclusive economic, racial, and environmental justice solutions in Oakland. This year’s convergence is inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement and others’ call to overcome systemic racism that to this day deprives Black Americans, indigenous peoples, and others of their inherent dignity and fair share of Oakland’s economic prosperity.
Through interactive, participatory activities, we will shine the light on what’s working, what’s not, and what more we can do to build the inclusive, vibrant Oakland of our dreams. Included are two days of workshops, panels with local leaders, keynote addresses, and self-organized open space sessions, followed by a day-long series of “Activation Sessions” for groups seeking mentorship and support in their policy campaigns, movement initiatives, or social enterprises.
You won’t want to miss THE economic justice event of the 2016!