- Want more good jobs in our community?
- Think we need more Black and Immigrant owned businesses?
- Do you own, or want to start a local enterprise?
- Concerned about the environment and health of our communities?
- Interested in investing in our community?
Saturday August 13
11 am-4 pm
184 Dudley St. 02119
Ujima’s Solidarity Summit is inviting Boston residents, especially people of color living in lower-income neighborhoods, to come together for a day of visioning and action. Our strategy is to invest, buy and advocate together to challenge poverty, create good jobs, and promote businesses that benefit our communities. We are creating a Community Controlled Economy.
ABOUT OUR EVENT
Black and immigrant owned Boston businesses will “pitch” to the community about their companies and why they should receive a community loan. It's like the TV show “Shark Tank” - but instead of pitching only to wealthy investors, they're talking us!
We'll hear from businesses, ask questions, and then vote on how to divide up to $10,000 in 0% loans to local businesses. To participate, you can invest $5 or $500. Everyone gets an equal vote!
- free event, donations accepted
- loan terms: $5-500 per person, repaid 0% interest over 2 years
- lunch from local food vendor
- workshops and resources on community finance
- network with community partners
- Learn about the Boston Ujima Project and our effort to build a community investment fund
- Experience a real democratic investment process where we pool our money and vote on who to lend it to
- Support participating good local businesses with a patient no-interest loans from the community
- Build new relationships and expand our collective networks