Sharing Power: Tools for Transforming Community (Village Building Convergence 2018)

Tom Llewellyn from Shareable will host a dynamic evening looking at the commons-based vision for Cities, building upon Shareable’s years of experience covering the ecosystem and the 137 model policies and case studies from 80 cities in 35 countries curated for their new book, "Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons."

Lenny Dee will present on The Portland Clean Energy Fund and the initiative to pass it. It is a story about us creating our own clean energy future, where new renewable energy and energy efficiency investments improve our homes, improve our city’s environment, train our workers, and support our businesses. Through the Portland Clean Energy Fund, we will lift up a community-led vision that builds resilience and wealth in the face of climate change and federal inaction. Our community can take proactive steps to fight climate change while addressing social and economic inequity by providing major new economic opportunities for low-income Portlanders, including women and communities of color.

Sara Wolf brings a refreshing and promising initiative for changing the way we vote. Star Voting vastly improves the representation of the voter in reflecting their ranked preferences in whatever phase of the popular voting process. If Portland can get behind voting change, we can inspire other cities to do the same.

The evening will transition from presentation to poetic art under the capable guidance of Mic Crenshaw and Quincy Davis, Portland-based hip-hop artists and activists that show up for the causes. There's also rumor of some of Quincy's students from his non-profit, Cypher Cure.


June 08, 2018 at 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Carvlin Hall
2408 SE 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
United States
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