Old Money Is The New Money
Join the founders and leaders of Cowrie Village and The Cowry Collective for a lively workshop on alternative economic practices in communities of color in the Bay Area and St. Louis, MO.
Cowrie Village, an umbrella organization, offers various ways for the community to enter the world of cooperative economics through Barter to the People events, Rootical Gathering, a lending circle, and BAOBOB – Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses. YaVette will share the history of Cowrie Village with a focus on the summer 2015 launch of BAOBOB.
The Cowry Collective is a timebank where individuals and organizational members engage in a reciprocal exchange of services where the unit of currency is an individual’s hour of time. Members exchange cowries (time dollars) to receive services from yoga instruction to legal advice. Chinyere will share the history of The Cowry Collective, current projects, Time For Food and Powered by Cowry, and the launch of a sister chapter in Chicago. Derek will share how timebanking is being proposed to reform the local court system as a method to pay off bench warrants and to support youth protestors in need of services.
Explore with us!
How can we daily practice cooperative economics improving our quality of life and building community?
How can we privilege the voices and practices of people of color in the solidarity economy movement?
How can we build a national or international movement of people of color led cooperative economic projects?