Ujima Boston: Making the Case for a Public Bank – Black & Indigenous Ecosystem Support for Public Banking, September 22 at 6:00 pm EST

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Workshop Tonight:
Black & Indigenous Ecosystem Support for Public Banking

The next Ujima Open Meeting is TONIGHT on Zoom!

Wednesday, September 22nd, from 6:00pm-8:30pm.

Time: Wednesday, September 22nd, 6PM | Location: Zoom Only

6:00-7:15p #CoLearn: Coalition Support for Public Banking, featuring speakers fromBlack Mass Coalition, BECMA, North American Indian Center of Boston, King Boston, and The Boston Foundation.

Featured Speakers:

Greg Ball, King Boston – Gregory Ball joined King Boston in November 2020 as Director of Embrace Ideas. Ball brings more than two decades of experience as a cultural curator, journalist and content creator. Ball’s work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Dig Boston, XXL and the Bay State Banner along with various international editions of the Metro Newspaper. Ball is the co-founder and editor at KBX Media, a Boston-based digital editorial platform and media content creation. Previously, Ball worked at Berkshire Bank as the first Reevx Labs Director, opening the bank’s community co-working spaces for entrepreneurs and later served as Marketing Content Manager. Ball, a 5-time nominee for Music Journalist Of The Year at the Boston Music Awards, currently serves on the Board Of Directors for Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Fest, a nonprofit organization that breaks down racial and social barriers to arts, music, and culture across Greater Boston.

Matt Brewster, P2 Advisors – Matt is the founder of P2 Advisors LLC, a mission-driven consulting firm that helps clients maximize purpose and profit by providing strategic, financial, and investment advisory services. P2 helps financial institutions, foundations, impact investors, and social enterprises to design and implement innovative solutions that accelerate the flow of capital into enterprises, projects, and communities to drive inclusive economic growth. Matt earned his BA in Economics and Political Science from Amherst College.

Jean-Luc Pierite, North American Indian Center of Boston – Originally from New Orleans, Jean-Luc Pierite is a member of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. Currently residing in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Jean-Luc serves as president of the North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB). Jean-Luc also serves on the executive committee of the Black Mass. Coalition. Jean-Luc is also a member of the BIPOC Makers Collective. Jean-Luc is a graduate of the Master in Design for Emergent Futures from the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. Jean-Luc has also earned a Bachelor of the Arts in Humanities with a co-major in Mass Communication and Japanese from Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kassie Infante, Black Mass Coalition/BECMA – Kassie Infante serves as the Black Mass. Coalition Manager at BECMA, and is a Lawrence, MA-based scholar-activist. Kassie earned her B.S from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and an M.Ed. (Specialized Studies) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Kassie is an elected School Committee Member for the Lawrence Public Schools and as an extension to this role, serves as the table coordinator for the Greater Lawrence Education Justice Alliance (MEJA). Her professional and personal interests lie in advancing progressive education policy, community organizing for racial justice and critical participatory action research as methods to disrupt and dismantle systemic racism.

Corean Reynolds, The Boston Foundation – Corean Reynolds joined the Boston Foundation in 2016, where she serves as the Program Officer for Economic Development. Her work focuses on allocating investments to nonprofits in the Greater Boston area that focus on women and minority-owned entrepreneurship, building skills to obtain careers that promote generational wealth, and STEM education efforts. Prior to the Boston Foundation, Corean supported Workforce, Supplier and Diversity Development at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Corean received a B.S. in Urban Planning and Regional Planning from Michigan State University, making her one of the less than 2% of multiracial women nationally to do so.

7:15-8:30 PM #CoCreation: Business Support Member Team

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