Tuesday, June 9, 2020
10-11:30 a.m. Mountain Time
View the video recording of the event here and the collaborative notes document here.
The COVID-19 crisis presents the greatest threat to community-based business in generations. But what if their employees and neighbors had the tools to get through this crisis in better shape, through an “exit to community”? This webinar presents strategies to help business transition to community and employee ownership, which could help ease the crisis upon us and aid in a just recovery.
- Nia K. Evans (director, Boston Ujima Project)
- Jenny Geffrard (business alliance coach, Boston Ujima Project)
- Marjorie Kelly (executive vice president, Democracy Collaborative)
- Joe Rinehart (co-founder, Main Street Phoenix Worker Cooperative)
- Vanessa Roanhorse (CEO, Roanhorse Consulting, LLC)
- Nia Evans, Jessica Gordon Nembhard, and Caroline Shenaz Hossein, "Community Capital in the Time of COVID-19" (May 20, 2020)
- Marjorie Kelly and Thomas M. Hanna, "Local Economy Preservation Funds: A Plan to Save Local Businesses and Create Broad Prosperity," Next City (May 13, 2020)
- Gabrielle Uballez, "Philanthropic and Financial Institutions Have a Role to Play in Closing the Racial Wealth Gap in New Mexico," Asset Funders Network (May 16, 2020)
Hosted by the Media Enterprise Design Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder and Zebras Unite, with support from the Open Society Foundations, which are not responsible for the content.