Mutualism: Building a New Economy from the Ground Up – Mar 10
Posted by Aspen Institute on February 23, 2021
You are invited to a conversation featuring Sara Horowitz, Advisor to Ascend’s Family Prosperity Innovation Community and Founder of the Freelancer’s Union to discuss her new book, Mutualism: Building a New Economy from the Ground Up. The conversation will be moderated by Mia Birdsong, Ascend Fellow at the Aspen Institute Senior Fellow, Economic Security Project.
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Sara Horowitz is the founder of the Freelancers Union and the Freelancers Insurance Company. Formerly chair of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Horowitz is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and has been featured on NPR and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic, among other publications. A lifelong mutualist, she lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.
Mia is an author, facilitator, and activist who steadily engages the leadership and wisdom of people experiencing injustice to chart new visions of American life. She has a gift for making visible and leveraging the brilliance of everyday people so that our collective gifts reach larger spheres of influence and create wellbeing for everyone. In her book How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community (Hachette, 2020), Mia charts swaths of community life that point us toward the promise of our collective vitality. In “More Than Enough,” her podcast from The Nation, she expands the current guaranteed income movement by tapping into the voices and visions of low-income people. Previously, as founding Co-Director of Family Story, Mia lifted up a new national story about what makes a good family.
Believing that, taken collectively, we are the guides we most need, Mia has made an art out of inviting people into rich explorations of how we map paths forward. Her public conversations, like the New America series centering Black women as agents of change and her 2015 TED talk “The Story We Tell About Poverty Isn’t True,” draw targeted attention to the stories of people who are finding their way into leadership roles despite myriad barriers, while also highlighting the vibrant terrain of all marginalized people who are leading on the ground and solving for tomorrow. Mia is a Senior Fellow of the Economic Security Project. She is an inaugural Ascend Fellow at The Aspen Institute, and a New America California Fellow. Mia is a city farmer who lives in Oakland, CA on the occupied land of the Chochenyo Ohlone people.
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