PeoplesHub Workshop – Connect online as an individual

 

 

Mapping Our Futures: Economics and Governance Series

 

 

Unfortunately, registration is now closed.

 

Our partner for this workshop series, the Highlander Research and Education Center primarily exists to support organizers in the US South and Appalachia. If you are living and organizing in the US South, Appalachia, or the Global South please contact us at info@peopleshub.org if you would like to attend.

 

If you missed this round, no worries! We are planning to offer this series again in Fall 2019 – stay tuned through our newsletter.

 

This participatory, popular education series will help participants understand the fundamental forces of the current economic and governance systems, envision a democratic, just, and sustainable future, and strategize toward building the new solidarity economy we all deserve. This series provides an introduction to Highlander’s Mapping Our Futures curriculum and lifts up innovative strategies from across the globe that are advancing new economies and shifting the ways groups organize themselves, govern their work together, resist capitalism’s structurally designed inequities, and transform people’s lives and conditions.  This curriculum is designed for community groups to build analysis and strategy and we hope that people can take this home and share these processes locally.

 

We will explore how economics and governance apply to our families and communities.We will deepen our understanding of a capitalist economy through the lens of our individual and collective experiences. We will focus on the seeds of solutions transpiring in our communities and around the world and nurture these seeds as we cultivate a foundation for a more democratic, just and sustainable system and so much more.

 

Trainers:

 

David Ferris is the current steward of Highlander’s work in economic justice and social solidarity economies.

 

Elandria Williams is PeoplesHub Training Director and worked with the Highlander Center and other partners to design the Mapping Our Futures curriculum.

Training Length and Type:

 

120 minutes,Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, May 6, 13, 20 and June 10

 

From 9am-11am PT/ 11am-1pm CT/ 12pm-2pm ET

 

Connect as an individual

Full Workshop Series Offered: 

 

Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, May 6, 13, 20 and June 10

 

From 9am-11am PT/ 11am-1pm CT/ 12pm-2pm ET

 

Foundational Workshop Series Offered (first 3):

 

Mondays, April 1, 8, 15

 

From 9am-11am PT/ 11am-1pm CT/ 12pm-2pm ET

This training is ideal for:

 

Activists, organizers, community change makers, and people interested in learning more about the solidarity economy and how to apply it within local community.

Training Outcomes

 

You’ll come away with:

 

  • A deeper understanding of the fundamental forces of current economic and governance systems
  • A clearer vision of the “Solidarity Economy” as the democratic, just, and sustainable future we deserve
  • Deepened awareness of existing examples of Solidarity Economy
  • A deeper analysis of our community and potential solutions for community transformation
  • Strategies and tools to begin building the new solidarity economy we all deserve

What do you do to prepare?

 

Our workshops are participatory. We do not offer workshop participants recordings because of the intimate nature of our online workshop style. Your participation is an important part of the community learning process, so please join us for the live workshop.

 

Choose a location with a strong internet connection, where you are able to speak and listen comfortably. You’ll need a laptop or desktop computer, and headphones.

 

There will be homework between the sessions to deepen the understanding of how to apply changes in your community.

 

Cost

 

This workshop series is donation based. Please pay it forward as you are able to support poor and working class people to participate in future trainings offered by PeoplesHub.

Ready to sign up?

 

Unfortunately, registration is now closed.

 

Our partner for this workshop series, the Highlander Research and Education Center primarily exists to support organizers in the US South and Appalachia. If you are living and organizing in the US South, Appalachia, or the Global South please contact us at info@peopleshub.org if you would like to attend.

 

If you missed this round, no worries! We are planning to offer this series again in Fall 2019 – stay tuned through our newsletter.

Trainers:

David Ferris (left)

David Ferris is the current steward of Highlander’s work in economic justice and social solidarity economies. They lead workshops in economics and governance, and participate in regional, national and international formations working to transform society to a solidarity economy and support local movement and efforts to build more just, democratic, and sustainable communities. They first became involved with Highlander in 2010 and have been incorporating popular education methods and tools ever since to organize communities, develop leaders, and take action.

 

Elandria Williams (right)

Director of Training at PeoplesHub, Elandria also provides development support to cooperatives, mostly in the Southern United States, and is a co-editor of Beautiful Solutions, a project that is gathering some of the most promising and contagious stories, solutions, strategies and big questions for building a more just, democratic, and resilient world. For the last eleven years Elandria worked at the Highlander Research and Education Center, first as the youth / intergenerational programs director and then helping co-coordinate Economics and Governance programs such as the Mapping Our Futures Curriculum and the Southern Grassroots Economies Project.