The convening of this conversation is to explore this question: What could be possible if the defund movement, the reparations movement and the regenerative movement were in a conversation together?
These movements all think in a multi-systemic way – even if they choose to operate only within a few systems. The defund movement is grounded in anti-oppression and a critique of power. The reparations movement is grounded in restitution, rehabilitation and compensation to people who have suffered egregious human rights violations. The regenerative movement is grounded in expanding potential – not just solving problems. Our question is aimed at identifying what becomes possible by employing each perspective simultaneously. In particular, we wish to explore how connecting these movements can enhance our capacity to move money collectively in service to a Just Transition.
The conversation will be hosted by skilled facilitators using the questions and concepts outlined by Peter Block in his book Community: The Structure of Belonging.
The conversation will take place virtually on June 16th from 2pm-4pm Eastern time. Sign up here!
Our Purpose and Request
- We are coming together to have a conversation we have not had before
- We are not coming together to negotiate or problem solve
- We ask that if you attend, you plan to attend the full session
- The possibilities that emerge may create energy for additional conversation(s). If this happens, the host team is available to assist through the end of June.
- Attending future sessions (or not) is entirely up to you
We will meet virtually on Wednesday June 16th from 2pm-4pm Eastern