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Saturday, June 23 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Saturday Plenary: "Owning Local Power"

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For Saturday's plenary, we'll hear a dope performance by Ill Dialects, followed by our final keynote panel on "Owning Local Power".

Keynote Panel: "Owning Local Power"
If we’re serious about achieving a new economy, all of us need to build and contest for power at the local level. Saturday’s keynote panel will bring three leaders -- Rebecca Kemble, Doria Robinson, and Jorge Ortiz -- in conversation with one another about different strategies and approaches to building local power. Drawing on their own varied experiences as community-organizers, the panel will grapple with the challenge of how to accelerate and scale solidarity economy organizing in place and for the long haul.

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Eli Feghali

Communications Director, New Economy Coalition
Eli Feghali is Communications Director at the New Economy Coalition and Co-Editor of Beautiful Solutions. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Eli immigrated to the US with his parents when he was one-year-old to escape the civil war. Through NEC and Beautiful Solutions, Eli works to tell the... Read More →
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Rebecca Kemble

Alderperson, City of Madison, WI
Rebecca Kemble is a worker-owner at Union Cab Cooperative where she drives taxi on the weekend night shift. She is the past President of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives and serves on the Executive Board of CICOPA worldwide. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the... Read More →
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Jorge Diaz Ortiz

Artistic Director, AgitArte
Jorge Díaz Ortiz is a cultural worker/popular educator, community organizer, mask/puppet maker and performer from Santurce, Puerto Rico. He is the Artistic Director of AgitArte, a working class artists' organization engaging with frontline communities in cultural solidarity projects... Read More →
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Doria Robinson

Steering Committee Member - Executive Director, Cooperation Richmond - Urban Tilth
Doria is 3rd generation resident of Richmond, California and the Executive Director of Urban Tilth, a community based organization rooted in Richmond dedicated to cultivating a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system. Urban Tilth hire and train residents to cultivate agriculture... Read More →

Saturday June 23, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
HGA Auditorium