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Together Sydney: Communities Building Common Wealth

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We are in a time of cascading crises with COVID-19, the climate emergency, growing inequity, increasing homelessness, food insecurity and community divisions. Let's build unifying stories and ways forward that care for all.  

Introducing Sydney Commons Lab  - we are cultivating relationships and sparking collaborations for communities to build wealth for the common good. This in support of care for all, access to essential needs including food, housing, energy, transport and social care. 

We include representation of community groups, cooperatives, not-for-profits, social enterprises, government and business. We have published the Sydney Commons Transition Plan

We are convened by InCollaboration and this event is supported by City of Sydney.

While we are seeking to support communities to build common wealth in Sydney all are welcome to this event.

We have a lot of speakers and facilitation to reflect the power and potential of interconnectedness, relationships, collaboration and the local, Australian and global ecosystem/s.

We will therefore have lots of voices and participation through speakers and through the chat. Come join the conversation. Come join: 

Welcome to Country - Yvonne Weldon, Chairperson,  Municipal Local Aboriginal Land Council 

City of Sydney Speakers

Jess Scully, City of Sydney Deputy Lord Mayor  

Monica Barone, City of Sydney CEO

David Beaumont, City of Sydney, Senior Community Engagement Coordinator (Aboriginal Communities)  

Our international  Speakers 

 Michel Bauwens (Founder, P2P Foundation)

 Nate Stephens, Democracy Collaborative, Program Manager, Anchor Collaborative Network

And Community and Social Inclusion....

Tim Lo Surdo (Founder, Democracy in Colour), David Barrow (Lead organiser) Sydney Alliance, 

Food Stream Speakers....Local and Community Ownership of our Food System.

Alana Mann (Director, Foodlab Sydney), Murat Keskin (Trailblazer, Ooooby Sydney), Chris Andrews (GM, Black Duck Foods), Robert Pekin (Founder, Food Connect Brisbane), Kirsten Larsen (Cofounder, Open Food Network), Melina Morrison, (CEO, Business Council of Coops and Mutuals).  

And Sydney Commons Lab speakers will include:

Tirrania Suhood (Founder, InCollaboration), Jodie Hampson (Founder, The Sharing Tree), Bronwen Morgan(Professor of Law, UNSW), Inka Santala (Cofounder, Sharing Map), Melissa Edwards (Senior Lecturer, UTS Business and Social Innovation), Susanne Pratt (Lecturer, Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation, UTS). 

Facilitators will include Dan Ferreira, Nicole Toohey and co-creators/collaborators also include Monique Potts, Pete Dowson, Mel Rumble, Sky Hugman, Kevin Cox, Sam Altman, Ani Liu, Phil Pettit and Lee Cooper. 

We invite you to join us to: 

- build a shared understanding of the commons and community wealth     building as operating models for living and working as if we care about each   other and our earth. And for communities building wealth and local   ownership for the common good. 

- learn about existing initiatives in Sydney, Australia and globally

We will be asking: 

- how can communities build/increase common wealth and local ownership in Sydney? 

- how can we collaborate and cooperate -  moving beyond winner-takes-all ways of operating -  to progress/accelerate this?  

- What are the enabling conditions to support this? 

- What can you contribute to a initiative in support of community ownership of our food system as an exemplar in Sydney. And/or what are your ideas/ interest/ capabilities for other initiatives. 

Can't wait!!

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