Left Coast Forum

Event Description

Join us at the Left Coast Forum for a panel on Building a Local Peace Economy

From Eco villages and community land trusts to worm farms and worker co-ops, people all over LA, the country, and the world are coming together to reimagine economy from the ground up – from the dominant extractive, exploitative system currently in place to a regenerative system that values people and the planet. We are hoping to explore connections and make visible local initiatives. We invite you to bring your own passions, questions, talents and resources to explore ways we can come together to co-create the beautiful world we know is possible.

Jodie Evans is the co-founder of CODEPINK. She works tirelessly to end the war economy and grow local peace economies. She is deeply engaged in radical activism to end war and the war machine. Whether in boardrooms or war zones, legislative offices or neighborhood streets, Jodie’s enthusiasm for a world at peace infuses conciliation, optimism and activism wherever she goes. She gets her mail in Venice, California and travels the world connecting for peace.

Mary Sutton is life-long activist with a strong commitment to social and economic justice. She grew up in Minnesota where, in the 1980s, she was involved in the movement against apartheid in South Africa. Sutton was active in the movement to stop prison and jail expansion in Los Angeles for almost a decade. She worked to mobilize a broad coalition of community-based organizations to stop LA Counties massive $2 billion jail construction plan, and to push for available funds to build community-based solutions.

Yvonne Yen Liu is the Research Director of Solidarity Research Center, a worker self-directed nonprofit that works at the intersection of solidarity economic development and racial justice. She is a practitioner of research justice with over 15 years of being a nerd for racial and social justice organizations. Yvonne serves on the boards of the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network and Data Commons Cooperative, as well as the steering committee of the California Asset Building Coalition. She is the 2018 Activist-in-Residence Fellow at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. She has a BA in cultural anthropology from Columbia University and a MA degree in sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she pursued a PhD. is the Research Director of Solidarity Research Center, a worker self-directed nonprofit that works at the intersection of solidarity economic development and racial justice. She is a practitioner of research justice with over 15 years of being a nerd for racial and social justice organizations. Yvonne serves on the boards of the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network and Data Commons Cooperative, as well as the steering committee of the California Asset Building Coalition. She is the 2018 Activist-in-Residence Fellow at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. She has a BA in cultural anthropology from Columbia University and a MA degree in sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she pursued a PhD.

To register and more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/left-coast-forum-2018-bringing-the-progressive-community-together-tickets-46544293234

When and Where
August 25, 2018 at 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Los Angeles Trade Tech
400 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
United States
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