Announcing New Keynote Speakers

Posted on 7/7/16

CommonBound is just a few days away and the schedule is PACKED with inspiring panelists, workshops, and network gatherings. Last month, we announced the lineup of keynote speakers who are all brilliant individuals at the leading edge of change for economic democracy in their communities. You can find them here.

Today, we are excited to add a few more names to that list:

Chrystel Cornelius is the Executive Director of First Nations Oweesta Corporation located in Longmont, Colorado. Ms. Cornelius has worked with Native communities for most of her professional career, with more than 16 years of experience working in the Native economic development field. Chrystel is of Chippewa and Oneida descent and has a BS in Business Management from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND.

Erica Smiley is the organizing director for Jobs With Justice. She sits on the board of the Highlander Research and Education Center. She has organized with community groups such as Progressive Maryland, the Tenants and Workers Support Committee (now Tenants and Workers United) in Virginia, and SEIU Local 500.

Jacobo Rivero works in the Department of Culture and Sports in the city of Madrid, Spain.  He is an activist, author, and journalist, who has published two books on Podemos, and three books on ethics and sports.

Oscar Recinos Morales is a peasant leader and co-op farmer organizer in El Salvador. He organizes one of the most important co-op federations of El Salvador. Oscar has more than 25 years of experience in the co-op world.

Rafael Betancourt is a professor of urban economics at Colegio Universitario San Gerónimo de La Habana and is on the Editorial Board of Revista Temas. He frequently speaks on social and solidarity economy, socially responsible entrepreneurship, and foreign investment in Cuba.

There’s still time to register for CommonBound as well as the CommonBound livestream. And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out the fully updated list of workshops and sessions!