Non-Monetary Resources: Envisioning New Exchange
Date & Time
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In a capitalist economy, where we often need money to survive, it’s easy to forget that money itself is simply a medium of exchange to access essential resources—resources such as food, shelter, clothing, goods, services and other forms of nourishment. This panel explores how we can access and share resources without exchanging money. How can we begin to work towards systems that do not rely on money? How can we create a future that does not rely on capitalist extraction? Join us as we explore these questions, guided by our panelists' direct experiences facilitating the flow of non-monetary resources within communities.
Resources, Social Justice, Economy & Entrepreneurship, Cultural Transformation, Systems Change
Miki Kashtan is a practical visionary pursuing a world that works for all, based on principles and practices rooted in feminist nonviolence. Miki is a founding member of the Nonviolent Global Liberation community (NGLcommunity.org), a co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC.org) a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, and has taught, consulted, and engaged with projects globally. The author of four books, Miki also has hundreds of posts on her website, The Fearless Heart, and has appeared in The New York Times, Tikkun, and elsewhere. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Berkeley.
Seattle native, Nyema Clark is founder and Director of Nurturing Roots Farm located on Beacon Hill, a program committed to addressing food justice issues in the community. She is also an organizing keyholder of the Black Power Epicenter Collective. As a black small business owner and founder of Avenue South, she produces handmade natural culinary and body products. Nyema is committed to enriching underserved communities, her strength and overall goal is founded in youth empowerment and community economic sustainability.
"I believe that we, today, have the capacity, power, and desire to make more space to be human in our systems of economy and value. We can choose to change the way we relate to money, value, ourselves, and our communities together. We can challenge supremacy mindsets and unnecessary hierarchies in our economic exchange -and- we can use economy to heal together. I believe that culture-wide economic shifts are inevitable and shaped by those who want to name it." - Candis Fox (any pronoun), Co-founder, mediator, coach, and systems artist at Defiance Exchange. Candis is a unique co-leader in the realms of money, value, and currency, with a combination of previous employment experiences in education, entrepreneurship, cognitive therapy, trauma-informed spaces and a fervor for good questions. Defiance Exchange offers services at various interpersonal levels with mediation, consulting, workshops, coaching. Upcoming efforts also include timebanking and government policy offerings, towards supporting anyone who wants to write the future history of our relationships to money, value, self, and
Lux is a white, non-binary being of European descent who is now living on the ancestral lands of the Duwamish people, a place also known as Seattle, Washington. Although their work in the world takes many forms, they see themselves primarily as a facilitator - someone who helps make processes and actions easier. They embody this ethos in their work as a home organizer, conflict mediator, and Free Store curator. They thrive in collaborative and cooperative structures, and enjoy helping individuals and organizations set up systems for easeful sharing of space. Learn more about Lux and their offerings at www.hearthrevival.com.