"Chaos is another Word for Opportunity." -I Ching Thinking, Learning & Doing in the New Normal is a free online conference that will bring together communities of color to share ideas and strategies for building a new economy & culture out of the economic collapse catalyzed by the pandemic.Conference will highlight the work of grassroots organizations in Indianapolis, feature keynote speaker Jessica Gordon-Nembhard author of Collective Courage: A History of African-American Economic Thought and Practice, and include interactive break-out sessions focused on 4 key areas.
DR. JESSICA GORDON-NEMBHARD
We are excited to partner with the Indianapolis Recorder, one of the oldest Black newspapers in the country, at this conference and would like to thank them for their partnership to increase participation and engagement from their readership.
Before the current crisis the economy did not work for our communities. This break-out session will focus on strategies for building local economies that: value people and relationships; focus on sharing & collective good; keep resources circulating in our community; and increase our community's self-reliance and self-determination.
Housing is an essential need and foundation for building stability and community. This break-out session will focus on strategies to leverage resources in our communities.
The pandemic has caused significant disruption to the education system and forced many parents to educate from home. How can we transform this challenge into an opportunity to cooperate and provide inter-generational support to educate youth in our community that values & empowers them, focuses on fundamental issues in our community, and develops the leaders we need to create a better future.
CREATIVITY & RESILIENCE
Artists & creatives have always been visionaries and creators of the future by impacting collective consciousness & culture. This session guided by artists will focus on how we as individuals and as a community have and continue to use our creative strengths to deal with crises. Facilitators: AshLee Baskin and Manon Voice.