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Rising to the Challenges of Our Time: An Online Celebration
December 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PSTFree
You are cordially invited to gather virtually with Transition US staff, board members, and grassroots leaders from across the country to celebrate and share our gratitude for all the good things that have happened during this especially difficult year, and to move forward together to truly rise to the challenges of our time.
This free event will include a keynote from Slow Money founder Woody Tasch, a “State of the Movement” presentation from Transition US staff, and a panel discussion featuring Transition leaders sharing their visions for rising to the challenges of our time, including:
- Jessica Alvarez Parfrey – Eco Vista Transition Initiative, Collaborative Design Council, Transition US
- David Cobb – Cooperation Humboldt, Politics & Policy in Transition National Working Group, Collaborative Design Council
- Sari Steuber – Transition Town Media, Mid-Atlantic States Transitioning, Local Transition Initiative Support National Working Group
- Jul Bystrova – Inner Resilience Network, Collaborative Design Council
- Ayako Nagano – Transition Berkeley, Transition US Board of Directors (moderator)
This event is part of the Transition US collaborative end-of-year fundraising campaign “Rising to the Challenges of Our Time” and will include an opportunity to donate to Transition US and other groups in our network. You are welcome to participate in the event even if you cannot contribute financially, and if you want to donate but can’t join us for the live event, you can donate online now.
Woody Tasch is the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered (Chelsea Green) and SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital (Slow Money Institute). Tasch is former chairman of Investors’ Circle, a nonprofit angel network that has facilitated more than $200 million of investments in over 300 early-stage, sustainability-promoting companies. As treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation in the 1990s, he was a pioneer of mission-related investing. He was founding chairman of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance. Utne Reader named him “One Of 25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”