IMPACT Now! 2018
IMPACT's annual network gathering addressing economic equity and the growing wealth divide.
Across the nation, worker cooperatives are gaining recognition as a promising tool for generating income and building capital in communities of color―and thus an important strategy for addressing racial disparities in income and wealth. Local government support for worker ownership is rapidly expanding in cities across the country. At this year’s IMPACT Now!, we will explore some of the root causes of economic inequality and discuss worker ownership as a promising economic model for addressing the growing wealth gap in Montgomery County. Following keynote remarks from our featured speaker, Marjorie Kelly, we will hear from several local cooperatives.
Featured Guest: Marjorie Kelly
Marjorie Kelly is the Executive Vice President of The Democracy Collaborative, a non-profit research organization. She is also the co-founder of the Fifty By Fifty Network, whose aim is to increase the number of employee-owners in the United States from 10 million to 50 million by 2050. Marjorie is the author of the book, Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution in which she explores many experiments with new forms of ownership, which she calls generative: aimed at creating the conditions for life for many generations to come.
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Date and Time: Thursday May 3, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Cost: We are committed to opening the event to everyone, free of charge. To help pay for event costs, donations in any amount would be greatly appreciated - and can be made at the event, or through our donation page.
Food: Light fare will be served.
Interpretation: English to Spanish simultaneous interpretation will be available.
Parking: Parking is available at the Town Square Public Parking Garage, located at 801 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910. A parking rate of $1.00 per hour is only applied until 7:00 PM.
Public Transportation: The Silver Spring Civic Building is located half a mile from the Silver Spring Metro Station and the Silver Spring Transit Center.
May 3rd, 2018 6:00 PM through 8:30 PM
Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910