CoLiberate 2020

Unconference of Black + Brown Entrepreneurs for Social Justice
6 & 13 October, 2020
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Co-Creating Our Collective Liberation

Black and Brown entrepreneurs working together with allies to build the Next Economy. 

Recent events have elevated an ongoing conversation and cry for humanity that derives from deep and ancestral injustice and inequity in our communities.

We say their names: Breonna Taylor in Louisville, KY, George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, Ahmaud Arbery in Glynn County, GA, Tony McDade in Tallahassee, FL, Dion Johnson in Phoenix, AZ, Steven Taylor in San Leandro, CA.


Black and Brown social entrepreneurs in communities across the United States have stepped up to meet the moment, challenging the entire private sector to step fully into the social justice conversation.

A tomorrow where we matter

Co-create with us a more just and equitable economy.

Images by Alliance for Community Development | BACC Conferences.
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Impact
Led by You

This is an opportunity to listen and be driven by the collective and individual voices of Black and Brown leaders who are using business and technology for social justice.

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2-day unconference

Black and Brown entrepreneurs sharing visions of solutions.

innovation coalitions

8 weeks to co-create with other social entrepreneurs.

co-created solutions

Marketplace and technology solutions made in collaboration.

fireside chats

Our Moment + Contribution

This is our time to put forward our vision

Long before terms like social enterprise and impact investing, Black, Brown and Indigenous leaders knew that an economy that was designed to be extractive and undermine our communities required fundamental and systemic change.

We see you. We want you to lead us on this opportunity to co-create solutions.

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rally for your cause

Propose an Innovation Coalition

Solutions to co-create with other leaders and allies.

We invite you to uplift the deep work that Black and Brown Social Entrepreneurs have done already, and to participate in the evolution of this work.

Please suggest impact areas for building innovation coalitions when you register.

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INNOVATION COALITION for

Police Funds for Racial Healing

Funds From Defunding Police Departments

Co-create solutions with real systemic impact in the well-being of Black and Brown communities by leveraging funds repurposed from policing toward community healing.

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innovation coalition for

Racially Diverse Tech Leaders

Increasing racial diversity in tech leadership

Collaborate to build products that increase opportunity for Black and Brown leaders to be decision-makers in tech.

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INNOVATION COALITION for

Worker-owned Enterprises

Organizations led collectively by Black and Brown people

Workers can co-own and co-lead organizations that leverage the marketplace and technology for social impact.

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INNOVATION COALITION for

Mutual Aid Funds + Banks

Funds and Banks for and by members of the community

Depository organizations owned and operated for attending to the needs and priorities of Black and Brown communities.

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Schedule

Schedule

Build community and organize with Black and Brown social entrepreneurs for mutual resourcing of our social enterprises and to collaborate for systemic change.
(US Pacific Time Zone)

4:00 pM TO 4:20 pM

Fireside Chat: This is Our Moment!

Join a Black social entrepreneur to center ourselves in the current moment and connect the dots.

4:20 pM TO 6:00 PM

Shared Vision + Goal Setting

Loosely facilitated conversations among Black and Brown leaders and allies to share perspectives toward a shared vision and objectives for innovating together.

6:00 PM TO 6:20 Pm

Lightning Talk: Impact Metrics

Learn about social impact metrics and how they can be aligned with financial and environmental performance.

6:20 PM TO 6:30 Pm

Next Steps

Prepare for the next unconference session the upcoming week.

6:30 pM TO 7:30 pm

Bonus Event: Virtual Happy Hour

Connect with other attendees, sponsors and event organizers to build-community in a cheerful and casual environment after the unconference.

4:00 pM TO 4:20 pM

Fireside Chat: Our Contribution

Join a Latinx social entrepreneur to be inspired about the contributions we can make.

4:20 pM TO 6:00 PM

Metrics for Success + Work Planning

Continuation of facilitated conversations among Black and Brown leaders and allies to define metrics for success and start planning their collaboration to innovate together.

6:00 PM TO 6:20 Pm

Lightning Talk: Effective Collaboration Online

Learn about tools and best practices for collaborating effectively in the virtual world and how you may leverage these learnings to advance your collective innovation.

6:20 PM TO 6:30 Pm

Next Steps

Prepare for the continuation of the work toward weekly check-ins to co-create.

6:30 pM TO 7:30 pm

Optional: Innovation Coalition Social

The space is open for you to gather with your innovation coalition and socialize, build community, get to know each other better.

5:00 pM TO 6:00 PM

Weekly Check-ins on Tuesdays (or any other day agreed)

Your innovation coalition will decide what day of the week is best to reconvene and move the work forward according to the objectives, metrics and work plan that you formulated during the unconference.

December 8th
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Solutions Showcase

Your innovation coalition will have an opportunity to showcase the social enterprise product or service that results from your collaboration.

DECEMBER 8TH
6:30pm to 8pm

Closing Celebration!

Celebrate with other participants from all innovation coalitions, sponsors, supporters and event organizers! 

features

Features

Support provided for participants to effectively build innovation coalitions.

2-day unconference

2 sessions a week apart from each other to kick off the collaboration.

work-planning

A pathway for advancing the work and reach our innovation objectives.

goal-setting

Measurable targets that come from a shared vision for systemic change.

interconnectedness

Leveraging our connection to align strengths and organize for impact.

community building

Finding and recognizing each other for our common drive for social justice.

return on time invested

A low-effort with high-impact. Every hour maximized.

loose facilitation

Supportive assistance to keep the work focused and moving forward.

resourcing assistance

Guidance and coaching to identify and access resources to innovate.

skills-development

Grow as you go. Accelerated experiential learning for impact.

tickets

Sponsorships +
Tickets

Tickets

Participate in co-creating our collective liberation.
Free access available for up to 50 Black + Brown entrepreneurs who could not attend otherwise.

$
7
Black + Brown Entrepreneurs

Access to 2 unconference events as lead co-creator

Participation in innovation coalitions for 8 weeks

Invitations to social events +  closing celebration

Admission to Final Showcase event on December 8, 2020

$
20
Ally Entrepreneurs

Access to 2 unconference events as ally co-creator

Participation in innovation coalitions for 8 weeks

Invitations to social events + closing celebration

Admission to Final Showcase event on December 8, 2020

$
50
Ecosystem-Builders

Access to 2 uncoference events as service provider

Participation in innovation coalitions for 8 weeks

Invitations to social events + closing celebration

Admission to Final Showcase event on December 8, 2020


Sponsorships

Fuel the leadership of Black, Brown and ally entrepreneurs working together to build an anti-racist economy.
All sponsorships include viewing access to unconference and co-creation sessions.

$
100
Individual Donor

Direct investment in Black + Brown leadership

Funds will seed social innovations co-created

Invitations to social events +  closing celebration

Admission to Final Showcase event on December 8, 2020

$
1,000
Unconference Sponsor

Invest in creating space for Black + Brown leaders

Funds help materialize all unconference events

Invitations to social events + closing celebration

Admission to Final Showcase event on December 8, 2020

$
5,000
Innovation Coalition Sponsor

Help build collaboration infrastructure to co-create

Funds provide resources for collective innovation

Invitations to social events + closing celebration

Admission to Final Showcase event on December 8, 2020

Virtual Teams

Leveraging collaborative technology, participants will be provided with tools and guidance for working together virtually. They'll receive support from a facilitator and a coach or advisor throughout the innovation journey post-unconference, from October 13 to December 8, 2020. Ideal availability is 1 to 2 hours per week for those 8 weeks.

  Participate from your location

1-2 hours/week for 8 weeks

October 13 to December 8

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