The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice protests in the middle of it underscored economic and social fractures that were there all along. Inequality isn’t simply about how much stuff you have. It’s about life and death.

America needs to recover - not only from a pandemic, but from an economic system and a culture that has from its beginning valued some lives over others. We need to rebuild and revive devastated communities, shore up and regain trust in essential institutions and systems, and when we do we need to create a new normal that is unlike the old. The old normal wasn't built for everyone. It was indefensible.

America needs a new reality rooted in a just economy...and we think you have some ideas about how we can do that.

From May 5-14, 2021, advocates, allies, practitioners and funders will be coming together for the Just Economy Sessions as part of NCRC’s Just Economy Conference. Together, we’ll share ideas, learn and ask hard questions to chart out a new path. We’re inviting you now: what conversations do you want to lead? What new ideas can you bring to the table to help us imagine and create a just economy? In broad brushstrokes, we need your voice to talk about:


Wealth

How can we make upward mobility attainable for all?

Home

How can we make sure everyone gets a comfortable and affordable home?

Equity

How can we ensure that everyone gets a fair shot at financial security?

Community

Life is local. How can we make sure local communities thrive?

Income

How can we ensure that everyone earns enough to pay for life's necessities?

Health

How can we ensure universal access to great healthcare?

Education

How can we ensure all children have access to great public schools?

Autonomy

How can we ensure individuals own their personal data, control who has access to it and are treated fairly by anyone who does?

Justice

America has the highest incarceration rate of all industrialized nations. How can we realize a new goal: the lowest rate?

Democracy

How can we build a trusted, inclusive and accessible democracy, the foundation on which a just economy is built?

Truth

Democracy requires informed citizenship.


The ideal sessions includes:

  • A clear title and description
  • A capable expert moderator
  • An interesting, qualified, inspiring and inclusive mix of speakers and moderator
  • A plan for audience engagement. This is all the more important in a virtual setting!

Make sure to tell us:

  • What’s the session about?
  • Why is it important?
  • Who will be interested in the topic?
  • What will attendees get out of it?

The ideal speaker or moderator is:

  • Experienced, engaging, and comfortable speaking in a virtual setting and in front of large groups – ranging from 100 to 1,000+ people
  • Passionate about sharing expertise, real-world strategies and knowledge
  • Committed to sharing #JustEconomy links on your social networks
  • Interested in partnering with NCRC and staying connected to the NCRC community beyond the conference itself

The typical session logistics include:

  • Most of our sessions are 60 minutes long; our participants expect an opportunity to ask questions during that time
  • A typical audience will be between 50-400 people
  • Depending on the type of session, the audience may engage through in-platform chat, voice, or video
  • We may use different formats including pre-recording. Speakers and moderators will need to commit to potentially being available for both a recording session a few weeks before the event and during the event itself
  • Speakers and moderators will be responsible for their own technology and running their own slideshow presentations if applicable

Payment or cost for speakers?

  • We waive the conference registration fee for confirmed speakers

Questions?

  • For tech support: support@submittable.com
  • For questions about the conference or session requirements: csabharwal@ncrc.org

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice protests in the middle of it underscored economic and social fractures that were there all along. Inequality isn’t simply about how much stuff you have. It’s about life and death.


America needs to recover - not only from a pandemic, but from an economic system and a culture that has from its beginning valued some lives over others. We need to rebuild and revive devastated communities, shore up and regain trust in essential institutions and systems, and when we do we need to create a new normal that is unlike the old. The old normal wasn't built for everyone. It was indefensible.


America needs a new reality rooted in a just economy...and we think you have some ideas about how we can do that.


On May 3-4, 2021, advocates, allies, practitioners and funders will be coming together for NCRC’s Just Economy Conference. 


Do you have an idea or a solution that has been successful in your community that could be recreated across the country? We're debuting a new kind of session this year: Lightning Sessions. This is an opportunity to have more of a conversation with your peers and truly share and discuss an idea that can make a difference in the fight for a Just Economy. 


Lightning sessions are kind of like exhibit booths. You will pre-record a 5 minute presentation and upload materials which attendees can view at any time. On May 3 and 4 we will have dedicated 30-minute time slots for attendees to visit different booths and chat with you about your idea. Be sure to include a clear title, description and potential audience in your proposal, and focus on a robust visual presentation.


Lightning Sessions should address one of these areas:


Wealth
How can we make upward mobility attainable for all?
Home
How can we make sure everyone gets a comfortable and affordable home?
Equity
How can we ensure that everyone gets a fair shot at financial security?
Community
Life is local. How can we make sure local communities thrive?
Income
How can we ensure that everyone earns enough to pay for life's necessities?
Health
How can we ensure universal access to great healthcare?
Education
How can we ensure all children have access to great public schools?
Autonomy
How can we ensure individuals own their personal data, control who has access to it and are treated fairly by anyone who does?
Justice
America has the highest incarceration rate of all industrialized nations. How can we realize a new goal: the lowest rate?
Democracy
How can we build a trusted, inclusive and accessible democracy, the foundation on which a just economy is built?
Truth
Democracy requires informed citizenship.


The ideal sessions includes:

  • A 5 minute presentation of the idea
  • A 25 minute discussion with attendees about the idea, challenges, questions they have, etc. This should really be a conversation

Make sure to tell us:

  • What’s the session about?
  • Why is it important?
  • Who will be interested in the topic?
  • What will attendees get out of it?

The ideal speaker is:

  • Experienced, engaging, and comfortable speaking in a virtual setting and with a small group
  • Passionate about sharing expertise, real-world strategies and knowledge
  • Committed to sharing #JustEconomy links on your social networks
  • Interested in partnering with NCRC and staying connected to the NCRC community beyond the conference itself


Payment or cost for speakers?

  • We waive the conference registration fee for confirmed speakers

Questions?

  • For tech support: support@submittable.com
  • For questions about the conference or session requirements: csabharwal@ncrc.org


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