The University of Iowa

Remaking the Economy: Advocacy and Community: The Delicate Balance
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Building viable economic alternatives requires both project-based community economic development work and advocacy to access public resources and make changes to laws and regulations that get in the way. In this Remaking the Economy webinar, panelists will discuss how their organizations and the economic justice movements they support strike a balance these two imperatives.

Panelists are:

Rudy Espinoza, Executive Director of Inclusive Action in the City, a Los Angeles-based community organization that advocates for street vendors, fights gentrification, and makes micro-loans for immigrant businesses.

Nia Evans, Executive Director of Boston Ujima Project, a nonprofit committed to building a community-controlled economy through building an ecosystem of grassroots community engaged investment and participatory governance.

Julia Ho is the Founder of Solidarity Economy St. Louis; co-founder of STL Mutual Aid, a network of over 2,500 neighbors; and a board member of the New Economy Coalition.

Steve Dubb, moderator and NPQ senior editor and economic justice program director.  Steve has worked with cooperatives and nonprofits for over two decades and has been both a student and practitioner in the field of community economic development.    

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 1:00pm
88 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110
Nonprofit Quarterly
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Nonprofit Quarterly