Old Roots, New Rules: Boston Ujima Project’s Citywide Assembly
Old Roots, New Rules: UJIMA’S CITYWIDE ASSEMBLY, October 6 – 8
* Three days of LEARNING, CELEBRATION, & COLLECTIVE ACTION*
Co-hosted by City Life/ Vida Urbana and ROC United Boston
Join Ujima to return wealth and power to working class communities of color, and help bring another Boston to life.
#Hope #Abundance #Solidarity
This event is free and open to the public. Food & childcare provided.
VOLUNTEER FOR THE ASSEMBLY: tinyurl.com/volunteeroldrootsnewrules
Old Roots, New Rules will take place over 3 days, though the most important day to join us is Sunday, for the Ujima assembly. We highly encourage you to participate on Saturday as well, as the workshops will help prepare us for voting and discussions on Sunday.
Saturday, October 6th: Reclaiming Finance
WORKSHOPS, 12:30-5:30pm. Participation Encouraged. | Thelma D. Burns Building, 575 Warren St.
On Saturday afternoon, we will get informed and prepare for Sunday’s decisions through skill-building workshops around finance, coops, and community economics. Workshops will also include opportunities to shape and give input to proposals that we will vote on during Sunday’s assembly. We encourage you to come for both Saturday and Sunday if you are able, as Saturday will provide important collective grounding for Sunday’s decisions.
Workshop topics will include:
- Ujima 101: Visioning and Building Our Dream Economy
- Investment Finance, Ujima Style: Investment Terms & A Democratic Process for Fund Allocation
- Torta Lesson with Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC United)
- Introduction to Timebanking
- Cooperatives Workshop with CERO Cooperative & Dorchester Food Coop
Sunday, October 7th: Re-Writing the Rules for Our Economy
UJIMA ASSEMBLY, 1-7pm. Participation Important! | Thelma D. Burns Building, 575 Warren St.
On Sunday, we will get down to the heart of Ujima: making decisions together about a future WE control. We will be discussing proposals and voting on Ujima’s Good Business standards, terms for how we’re going to run our democratic fund, and our initial plan & priorities for where we want to invest our money together, in our neighborhoods.
UJIMA PARTY, 7-11pm | RSVP on eventbrite to receive location.
On Sunday evening, we will party. With music, arts, food and community to celebrate the vision we’re bringing to life in Boston. Party details in RSVP confirmation e-mail.
Monday, October 8th: A Day in the Life of Our Dream Economy
MULTIPLE EVENTS | Visit UjimaBoston.com for more details.
For Monday, we will be putting out a calendar of local events and activities that embody the kind of economy and world we aspire to create! What would it feel like to be in a creative, cooperative economy, of our own design?? Let’s find out. We will be supporting local businesses, learning new skills, making art, and more!
Have an idea for an event or activity you’re already planning, or would like to organize as part of this day? → Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include it on the calendar!
* Childcare will be available. Please email email@example.com to let us know how many kids, their ages and any other important information.
* Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org!
SEE YOU OCTOBER 6th!
About Boston Ujima Project: The Boston Ujima Project is a member-led organization bringing together neighbors, workers, business owners and investors to create a new community-controlled economy in Boston.