One last pic of beautiful California flowers from this week... I'm so ready for spring!
This week, I have been in California with Balle, the Business Alliance of Local Living Economies, to design the next iteration of their fellowship program which brings together those who are working in localism across the country. The folks of the fellowship are brought together as they dream up, work for, and make a new economy happen.
It’s really interesting - and different - work for me. And this week was a chance for those of us who are facilitating the fellowship to come together and share our work with each other as we design the next fellowship curriculum. Specifically, Gibran Rivera and I were asked to share some of what we’ve learned about systems change work and equity.
(If you don’t know Gibran, you should! He is one of my new favorite people/thinkers/co-conspirators. Check out his website.)
After some really good conversation trying to figure out how to simplify something so large into about an hour of teaching and conversation, Gibran and I decide to focus our time on four key learnings from our work. Here’s my summary of what we shared with the group:
I had a great time coming up with these four things with Gibran. It’s absolutely not a comprehensive list, and it doesn’t cover so many of the nuances of this work, but it was really fun to boil down some of what I’ve learned into a few lessons. Let me know what you think!
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