“Grounded” 2022 COO Speaker Series
The Communities of Opportunity (COO) GROUNDED Speakers Series is a FREE, online offering designed to learn from the efforts of Community driven programs, projects, initiatives, and organizations.
This 5-part series will share the “how to” of how organizations are:
June 16, 12-1:30pm: Grounded in Belief: Contributing to community building and transformation. How places of worship transformed into places of access and resources during the course of the pandemic, and how these places transforming their role in communities.
July 21, 12-1:30pm: Grounded in Space/Place: Reclaiming and making of home in the age of displacement. How organizations are strategizing to reclaim and reconnect to land, space and community in the face of gentrification and displacement.
August 18, 12-1:30pm: Grounded in Youth: Creating a culture for youth to lead. How adults are stepping aside, and alongside youth in support of youth leadership and ownership of transformative organizing work. How local organizations are creating a culture for youth to lead.
September 15, 12-1:30pm: Grounded in Abundance: Creating equitable budgets. Abundance is possible and local organizations and coalitions are shifting their practices and narratives, in order to support larger transformations towards abundance and away from scarcity models and cultures. Learn from presenters how to create equitable and sustainable budgets that are rooted in race equity principles.
October 20, 12-1:30pm: Grounded in Storytelling: Centering our voices in our stories. Being able to tell our stories, in our words, is incredibly powerful. Join to learn how others are using their voices in crafting and uplifting their own stories.