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Access Community Power
Sun, 16 October 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Join us for an interactive presentation by john gieryn, building on lessons from last month’s “Access Digital Power” and taking it to the street: how do we activate connection, abundance, & relationship-building in our lives & our communities? How do we stop the extraction of local value by the global economy and the .1%? Open money may hold the answer.
We’ll discuss recent examples (with videos!), explore what local currencies look like in practice, and overview the LETSplay simulation game, which explains openmoney in a tangible & fun, group activity. We’ll have a Q&A featuring openmoney co-founder, Michael Linton, via skype.
Open money means LETS: open ways for your friends, family & community to exchange goods & services- acknowledging value, shared through connection, by a measure from within. Open money's free as in free speech (and open as in open source) community currency model lets communities work, play, & flourish.
About the speaker:
john gieryn is a community organizer who found his vocation nearly 6 years ago, and has worked in community in Indianapolis for 5.5 years from labor, to food sovereignty, to cultural arts. john currently works at the intersection of technology and social justice abroad (see openmoney.cc & Enspiral.com) and with a Indianapolis-local asset-sharing project, Indy Art | Media Coop, founding Indy's 1st Tool Lending Library (https://iamcoop.org/).