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Remaking the Economy: Envisioning a Restorative Future of Work

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT


NPQ’s latest webinar in its Remaking the Economy series looks at the workplace of today while exploring how our work lives might be transformed to support health and wellbeing, promote restorative justice, and provide not just “jobs” but livelihoods.

Leading this discussion are our three expert panelists:

Jessica Gordon Nembhard is a professor in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Jessica is author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice.

Emily Kawano is a cofounder of the US Solidarity Economic Network; codirector of Wellspring Cooperative in Springfield, Massachusetts. Emily is a member of NPQ’s economic justice advisory committee.

Alissa Quart is executive director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, based in New York City, and is the author of six books, including Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America.

This webinar will explore:

  • How one should understand the scope of “work.”
  • The changing nature of the workplace relationship between employer and employee.
  • Lessons learned from the treatment of “essential workers” that we have witnessed during COVID-19.
  • What working in a solidarity economy would look like.
  • The meaning of the phrase “livelihood” and how it differs from “work” as conventionally understood.
  • What nonprofits and philanthropy can do to support workers and help create the restorative future of work we desire.

Whether you’re a nonprofit leader, board member, or engaged in community-based organizing, this webinar will provide you with real-life examples and lessons learned that can inform your work in your own community.

Register to learn how nonprofits and movement activists are advancing strategies to address the economic and social inequalities of our time!

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June 17, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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