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Reframing Philanthropy Session Two: The Solidarity Economy

January 24 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Featured Speaker: Aaron Tanka, Executive Director of Boston based Center for Economic Democracy.

Join us for a discussion about the solidarity economy, and the role of donors within it. Solidarity economies redistribute power and resources to those who have been most affected by various oppressive systems — and aim to meet immediate material needs of a community.

How can practices of grassroots democracy help to build a world beyond capitalism? How can grantmaking fit within this framework?

Aaron Tanaka is a Boston based community organizer, grant maker and investor. As the director of the Center for Economic Democracy, he stewards funding and technical assistance to grassroots groups that build power and vision in low-income communities. In addition, as the Senior Adviser of the Boston Impact Initiative (BII), Aaron helped create Boston’s first local impact fund, directing loans and private equity investments towards Boston’s growing social enterprise sector.