Sacred Economics with Charles Eisentein
Fri, Dec 16 from 6-7pm
At the Happiness Institute
1720 Market St, SF
(preceding the Timebank Holiday Fair)
Join Charles for a mind-opening glimpse of solutions and new ideas for the future of money and economics-- and how we can contribute to a sacred economy.
Today we associate money with the profane, and for good reason. If anything is sacred in this world, it is surely not money. Money seems to be the enemy of all our better instincts, as is clear every time the thought "I can't afford to" blocks an impulse toward kindness or generosity. Money seems to be the enemy of beauty, as the disparaging term "a sellout" demonstrates. Money seems to be the enemy of every worthy social and political reform, as corporate power steers legislation toward the aggrandizement of its own profits. Money seems to be destroying the earth, as we pillage the oceans, the forests, the soil, and every species to feed a greed that knows no end.
Fortunately, the money system as we have known it is breaking down. In this talk, Charles Eisenstein will explain the forces driving its collapse, and lay out a vision of a new kind of money system and gift economy that will replace it. It is indeed a vision that is already emerging today.
This is a free event, open to the public. For questions contact judithkitty (at) gmail.com.
BACE Timebank Holiday Fair
@ the Happiness Institute
1720 Market St. San Francisco
Friday, Dec 16 from 7-10pm
Occupy your time, not the mall! Wanna find holiday presents for friends and family without breaking the bank? Come to the Bay Area Community Exchange Timebank Holiday Fair and buy gifts with time instead. Swap time for knitted scarves, jars of salsa, recycled gifts, DIY lessons, artworks or sweet treats. Exchange goods and services for hour credits that you earn by helping others on the Timebank...and you don't have to earn before you can spend! Make new friends, build community, experience the abundance of the holidays, and enjoy music.
Bring your potluck dish, homemade gifts, skillshares, classes or healing services to trade on the Timebank. Invite your loved ones and get free holiday portraits. Not a member of the Timebank yet? We will have instructors to help you sign up and learn how to use this free community resource. Because scarcity is a myth that separates us and keeps us at the mercy of the economy - there really is enough for everyone.
Flyers are free to download black and white and red background.
To be a vendor, sign up with our online form (preferable) here, email email@example.com for details or just show up. www.bace.org.
Job Announcement -- General Manager
Mandela Foods Cooperative grocery store is a catalyst for change that seeks to transform a neglected neighborhood into a dynamic, healthy and prosperous community for the benefit of residents, employees, commuters and local farmers. Currently operating a 2,200 sq. ft. grocery store and nutrition education center at Mandela Gateway, the cooperative seeks a General Manager to work with our team to take Mandela Foods to new heights. The right candidate will thrive on challenge and seek to grow with the organization as it expands.
The General Manager will be accountable for all aspects of store operations to increase and expand its net operations using cooperative business practices. GM responsibilities include retail hiring, training, coordinating marketing events and outreach for the store; merchandising, operations, staff development and management, customer service, store maintenance, safety, systems, profit & loss, inventory.
You must have a strong passion for creating an extraordinary environment for Team Members; supporting, coaching, counseling, and developing them, along with the ability to carry out company initiatives and direction. You must be a strong communicator, understand grocery retail operations (cooperative grocery a plus) in an environment centered around community health and wellness.
Reports to: Management Team
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience. Benefits included.
If you're an exceptional manager with experience in the natural grocery field and have a passion for customer service, please apply online or send a resume and cover letter to the address listed below. No phone calls please.
Apply: December 7, 2011 through January 5, 2012
1364 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
DAWN peer advisor training program
DAWN provides a yearlong training program for worker cooperators to become peer advisors. The goal is to give worker cooperators the tools and resources they need to effectively provide technical assistance and support to other cooperatives, community groups and startup projects. So the trainings focus a lot on communication, the ethics and how-tos of cooperative development, and the larger legal and financial landscape for worker cooperatives.
We expect that you’re bringing in your own specific areas of knowledge and expertise: personnel and training, cooperative governance, finances, facilitation, conflict resolution and mediation, IT, policy and corporate secretary skills, whatever areas where you might have skills and experience. The trainings aim to help you effectively share the knowledge you already have from working in your cooperatives, not to give you this knowledge (though you will pick up some things as you go along).
We work hard to create an active peer learning process. And we’re a young program that is still taking shape. What this means is that you will be asked and expected to help shape the training – both your own and that of future years. We ask for your input and evaluation as we plan the year ahead and as we reflect on it. We’ve put a lot of work into planning and refining this training, but we don’t have it all figured out. Expect to participate!
Applications for next year’s training are available as a Word doc online at: http://www.dawn.coop/training (scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Download an Application Form.” The application is due December 20, and the new cohort will be announced on January 15.
Pedal Express Bicycle Courier Service just scored a sunny ground floor office space in Emeryville and we are looking for a business or organization to share it with us. The whole space is about 650 square feet, and the part to rent is about 180 square feet. We want to charge around $300 a month. We would also be happy to share our little kitchen and bike repair shop. Please give us a call or send an email if you're interested!
Bicycle Courier Collective