Co-design Potluck: Theory of Change pt 3 — history and vision
CHANGED LOCATION: Use 29th St entrance of Broadway (29th St. and Park, off Fall Creek)
Want to join a network of active community members for social & ecological good? Want to keep value local and reclaim “exchange” as a tool for building relationships and cultivating community agency?
>>> Every Fourth Sunday <<< Calling local businesses, social initiatives, and those committed to community: This is the third monthly pitch-in where we will continue to design and implement a program to: - Develop relationships and skills - Meet your needs and your neighbors' - Uplift the gifts in your community Right now we're clarifying our Theory of Change, the way that we think change happens, the historical patterns and structures affecting this current moment, so that we can envision a world without these obstacles we wish to grow towards, and so we can design a prototype that will overcome any hurdles and take us there. Over the past year that we've been meeting around this, some potential prototypes have come up: - a directory to amplify enterprises and initiatives committed to community values - a monthly exchange/ market event - a credit-system (community currency) for indirect bartering and giving Michael Shuman's "The Local Economy Solution" has case studies on a few more in this vein (video excerpt): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsO_jT04x4w POTLUCK! Bring a dish to share or just yourself! >>> Why is community currency on the table? <<< Money is a measure of access, and therefore a measure of power. When community controls the measuring stick, we think all of our outcomes become more possible. Relationships are primary, let’s spend more time interacting in the ways that we want—redefining the hustle to embody our values—and acknowledge that everyone has a gift to share. Let’s build community through equity. Want to know more? See the notes from last time: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8JLYu9eoJuzYk1FMTFVb2tpU1E