Inspired by the Economic Democracy movement (see: NewEconomy.net), we are organizing our community to cultivate local resilience and implement strategies that invest in regional self-sufficiency while disinvesting from corporate extraction and exploitation. Meet up with us if you want to build a regenerative economy that addresses the underlying causes of climate chaos, homelessness, wealth gap, etc. We have a monthly study circle, an open community collaboration circle, are affiliated with the LSSN-Time bank, and are planning an economic democracy summit in Eugene.
What would a Green New Deal look like in Eugene? This study give examples and principles for buildingj local economic democracy that can guide our work. The Making of a Democratic Economy: How to Build Prosperity for the Many, Not the Few, by Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard. is a compendium of a few examples from around the country that exemplify the emerging economy.
There is a 50-minute video that provides a pretty good summary if you want the abridged version. Here's the link for that: https://www.fiftybyfifty.org/2019/08/the-role-of-employee-ownership-in-an-economy-that-works-for-all/
LSSN (Lane Service Sharing Network) is a network of people creating a cooperaative economy by sharing their skills and time with one another outside the money system. At the potluck we will share some about asking for our needs to be met, and the cultural barriers that make it hard for us to ask. We'll also share our offers and requests with one another. OK to bring kids.
To find our more about LSSN, go to https://lssn.timebanks.org
"The situation in America is this - some of our needs are vastly overfulfilled while others go tragically unmet" - Charles Eisenstein. In the Holiday season we often focus on getting "stuff" for ourselves and others, when the lack of time and connection in our life gets worse as we hurry and rush. In this workshop experience, we will explore our needs, and effective ways to have the things that are most important to us. Presented by LSSN Time Bank, facilitator Amanda Krichbaum. No cost - we would love it if you join LSSN - https://lssn.timebanks.org - and gift us with 1/2 hour or bring a snack to share.