Triple Pandemic – The Path to a Community-Centered Resilient Economy
August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Our nation’s triple pandemic – the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 and the system of racially biased policing – affect the well-being of all Washington residents. The impacts of these pandemics, however, are disproportionately affecting people without documentation, frontline workers, Black, Indigineous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, people with lower incomes/wealth and community businesses and organizations.
Join us to learn how philanthropy can support innovation and stimulate action to reverse the tide and change our economic system from one that perpetuates inequality towards a model that better supports people and the planet.
You will hear from local BIPOC community leaders who have stepped up and have taken the lead in reimagining a just future and recovery – a vision described as New Economy Washington. They are demonstrating new models, broadening the space of what’s possible, and building hope for BIPOC communities and policymakers.
- Introduction by Sherry Richardson, New Economy Washington (NEW) Funders Collaborative
- Deric Gruen, Front and Centered, New Economy Washington
- Njuguna Gishuru, People’s Economy Lab
- TraeAnna Holiday – AfricaTown CLT/King County Equity Now/Converge
SVP is co-hosting this conversation with NEW Funders Collaborative, an emerging learning community for funders and investors focused on economic systems change for social justice and sustainability in Washington State. We strive to understand how the foundation of our current economic model continues to propagate extraction and exploitation, controlling access to money while maintaining the elite’s power over the system. We hope to build a new economic framework rooted in democracy and self-determination, is sustainable and equitable, and creates shared economic well-being. We are interested in learning together to understand what role funders and individuals can play in a just transition to an economy that equitably builds prosperity for everyone, within the boundaries of a healthy environment.