OLD MONEY IS THE NEW MONEY:
Alternative Economics, Timebanking and Sovereignty in the Black Community
October 18, 2015 @ BUGS - Black and Urban Growers Conference in Oakland, CA
Chinyere E. Oteh, The Cowry Collective
YaVette Holts, Cowrie Village
What does an empowered Black economy look like? What are the unique characteristics that define a thriving, culture-based economy? How do we get there?
In this workshop, YaVette Holts, founder of Cowrie Village, a Bay Area engine for Black-business-focused alternative economics and Chinyere E. Oteh, founder of The Cowry Collective, a St. Louis based timebank , will share on the history of collective, collaborative and mutual aid societies in African American culture and about the history of timebanking in the United States, its ties to earlier currency throughout the world and it’s every day applications to improving quality of contemporary life, particularly for communities of color.
Learn about the works going on inside Cowrie Village and The Cowry Collective
separately and jointly and how YOU can get involved in (re)building a strong, gainful, and sustainable empowered Black economy.