Workshop: The Economics of Reparations and Regeneration
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About the Event
The United States has yet to come to terms with our genocidal and enslaved past. While other countries have owned the white supremacist stain on their history and have made efforts to educate people, compensate the victims, and prevent it from happening again, an unfortunately large part of our country still does not see anything wrong with it. The country elected an overtly racist President, our police are slaughtering innocent black and brown people with impunity while turning their backs when Native women "disappear," and despite decades of weak affirmative action policies, the gap between the wealth and well-being of the BIPOC community lags way behind everyone else. The Green New Deal discusses reparations being made but is mostly silent on where the money will come from to do it. Regenerative agriculture can be a way forward out of the climate mess, but resources are tied up in industrial agriculture, weighed down by debt loads insuring that the banks, not the people, own the majority of our food production. Reparations and regeneration are tied together by the economics of change. Learn more about what needs to happen to insure a healthy, resilient future in this workshop on economic policy. Don’t worry, this is not about neoliberal market approaches to the problem. It’s about the deep transformation that is possible if we all get to work.