UJAMAA: The L!VED Experience: THE RECORDED Evening of Cooperative Economics
THIS IS THE RECORDING OF "Ujamaa: The L!VED Experience," an evening that was held the 4th night of Kwanzaa (12/29), the night that Ujamaa, the principle of cooperative economics within the Black community is celebrated. More than a movie night, the evening exposed participants to ideas and values associated with cooperative economics. This registration also gives you access to the full feature film, "A Small Good Thing," a 71 minute documentary that explores the benefits of cooperative economics
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
through Friday, January 8, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
L!VE Cafe & Creative Space
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"Ujamaa: The L!VED Experience" is an evening to be held on the 4th night of Kwanzaa (12/29), the night that Ujamaa, the principle of cooperative economics within the Black community is celebrated. More than a movie night, the evening will expose participants to ideas and values associated with cooperative economics. We will start by showing a short clip of a film focused on cooperative economics as an entree into this important subject. Participants will have access to the full film for 2 days after the event. After the short viewing, we will segway into an exploration of cooperative economics, particularly focused on the Black experience, sharing stories from other places in the country that are participating in shared economics well. Oak Park’s very own Juanta Griffin and Aaron McManus will emcee the evening, interviewing folks from organizations who are already doing this work well around the country/world, and connecting our need to have similar initiatives in our community. Juanta and Aaron will speak to how L!VE Cafe & Creative Space serves as the blueprint/foundation for what could be. In an interview with Reesheda Graham Washington, Chief Experience Officer of L!VE, we will hear stories of how L!VE already supports such endeavors (L!Visible Business Coalition, WOC running for office, supporting Black owned microbusinesses in retail selections, hosting A Colorful Holiday, etc.), and how we can maximize those efforts for impact! There will be a call to action around memberships and donations to support L!VE surviving the pandemic, and also to support our movement towards creating a more expansive cooperative economic model through L!VE.