Democratizing NOVA Summit
A Community-Campus Gathering Building a NOVA for All
Saturday, April 23, 2022 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall
Our entire region is changing rapidly and will continue to change for years to come. Northern Virginia will be very different in ten years.
What kind of region will this become? Whose interests and what purposes will our region serve? Who will decide? And how can universities play a positive role in the process?
It’s time to gather the energies and initiative of the many people of northern Virginia who are working to build a regional community, economy, and politics that are truly inclusive, democratic, equitable, and sustainable.
Join this first Democratizing NOVA Summit to learn from each other as well as from community wealth, solidarity economy, and other next system initiatives local and global.
Please register immediately so that we can accommodate you!
- Keynote speaker: Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Thought and Practice
Workshops and tabling opportunities to showcase work and learn from others. Also, join the Spring Powwow following the Summit!
Plenary sessions include a Community Assembly and a Major Panel on Community Wealth Building and the University featuring Karla Bruce (Chief Equity Officer, Fairfax County), Joe Guinan (Next System Project), My Lan Tran (VA Asian Chamber of Commerce), and Guillermo Zamora (SEIU 32BJ), chaired by Dr. Amy Best (Center for Social Science Research).
- Click here for the Full Program
Saturday, April 23am, 10:00am-4:30pm
Dewberry Hall in the Johnson Center of the George Mason University Fairfax Campus
Please be on site at 9:30am to check-in, get your program, and find your seat. Thank you!
Registration is free. Please register immediately so that we can accommodate you: Register now.
Hosted by Democratizing NOVA, a project of Next System Studies and the Center for Social Science Research.
Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Institute for Sustainable Earth at Mason, with the very generous underwriting of our lunch by the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce (VACC) and the Virginia Asian Foundation (VAF).