Want to know more about public banking, S.665/H.1223, “An Act to Establish a Massachusetts Public Bank,”  and the campaign to bring a public bank to Massachusetts? Want to connect with an amazing organization working across issues to transform Boston’s economy? Then save the dates–tonight, Wednesday September 8, Wednesday September 15, and Wednesday September 22, for Boston Ujima Project’s open meetings.

Ujima September 21 meeting inviteThese meetings will start at 6 p.m. with a 45-minute co-learning session focused on public banking. Tonight’s session will feature Massachusetts Public Banking steering committee member Chris Desan, a professor at Harvard Law School whose research focuses on international monetary system, the constitutional law of money, constitutional history, political economy, and legal theory, and Nadav Orian Peer, a member of our advisory committee, and an associate professor at the University of Colorado Law School. Nadav’s research focuses on the regulatory system undergirding financial markets.

Both Chris and Nadav were intensely involved with writing current legislation for a Massachusetts public bank. Boston Ujima has made creation of a public bank their flagship issue, but their agenda is packed with initiatives for worker ownership, arts and cultural organizing, financial and political education, time banking, and support for small businesses. Their capital fund is the nation’s first democratic investment fund–find out more about them here.

Ujima Open Meeting #CoLearn sessions take place on Zoom, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. RSVP here (and scroll down so you can check out everything that’s going on at Boston Ujima Project this month.)

 

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