Building a Movement: Replicate Your Project in Other Cities
Museum of Chinese in America (215 Centre St., Manhattan)
$10, register here
How and why did Occupy Wall Street local chapters proliferate so quickly? Join us for a lively discussion exploring models of community building that have grown, spread and become movements. We will investigate new ways for community-based organizations to think about their impact.
Wendy Brawer, Green Map (local maps promoting sustainability, now engaging people of all backgrounds in over 800 cities in 64 countries)
Casey Kelbaugh, Slideluck Potshow (slideshow & potluck gatherings, now operating in 40 cities around the world)
David Koren, FIGMENT Festival (NYC-based participatory arts festival, which has now spread to three other cities in the U.S.)
Steven Rand, apexart (decentralized funding and support for dozens of arts exhibitions taking place in six countries.)
Wen-Jay Ying, Local Roots NYC (community-supported agriculture project or CSA, bringing foods grown in local farms to nearby communities. Currently over 100 CSAs in New York City alone.)
Conversation moderated by Nico Daswani, a4 Program Director.