The New Economy in Action

March 8, 2019  Doors at 8:45am, Workshop: 9am to 12:30pm

Seattle Foundation

1601 5th Ave #1900, Seattle, WA 98101

Light Snacks & Coffee

Optional no-host Lunch conversation to follow


Join us for the second session of a multi-part series on the topic of economic systems change, from frameworks, to policy and practice, to the role of philanthropy. At our first session, Mateo Nube from Movement Generation introduced the Just Transition Framework and Got Green presented local applications in their justice work in King County. This second session will highlight practitioners modeling a just transition to a new economy. We will survey examples of what the economy we need looks like in practice, including:

Restore Oakland
Boston Ujima Project
Northwest Sewn
Tierra y Libertad

Our economy contains abundance: prosperity, innovation, resources, creative activity. It could and should be managed equitably to support the well-being of all people and sustain the health of our climate and ecosystem. Why isn’t it? It is becoming more and more evident that our efforts to do good are being overwhelmed by an economic system working at cross purpose with our values of justice, sustainability, and wellbeing. So while we are winning some battles, we are losing our communities. We need higher leverage approaches and we must move what’s politically possible to meet the unmovable needs of people and planet.

We are inviting philanthropists and grant makers, community-based leaders, and civic leaders to this opportunity for learning and dialogue in space that will center frontline experience and grassroots leadership:

Learn collaboratively with local leaders and funders across silos
Join community exploring how to make transformational change that centers equity
Gain tools for understanding and acting on the deep causes of economic and environmental injustice

The Rethinking Prosperity Funder Collaborative is an emerging learning community on economic systems change for social justice and sustainability in Washington State. We are interested in learning together to understanding what role we can play in a just transition to an economy that meets the needs of everyone, equitably, within the boundaries of a healthy environment.