Bloom Network Seeking Board Members

Bloom Network Seeking Board Members

Exciting news! Bloom Network is looking for new board members as we emerge from design phase to implementation. Is this you? Let us know!

Joining the Bloom Network nonprofit board is an exciting opportunity to:

  • Influence the direction of the emerging regenerative movement
  • Meet leaders from diverse industries and social movements
  • Learn innovations in finance and governance that Bloom advocates

Bloom Network’s mission is to connect and support regenerative culture makers. We produce events and media through local chapters around the world, and take action together to achieve deeper wellness for our societies, our ecologies, and our economies. Bloom Network is currently led by our “Wisdom Council” of experienced local organizers, so that our real on-the-ground communities inform what features and developments happen here. In 2020 we will be formalizing this legally, with your assistance.

You’ll find our strategic plan here. One of our main goals 2019-2020 is fundraising for Bloom for the first time.

Requirements will be minimal, with a quarterly board meeting attended virtually. Getting up to speed on what Bloom Network is does take an unusual amount of bandwidth at first, as we are a new kind of organization.

Ideal Bloom board members at this time represent two of the following:

  • Professional experience in either media/marketing leadership or finance leadership
  • Based outside of the U.S.
  • Experience with an early stage organization
  • Available to assist with connections to philanthropists and grants that are a good match for Bloom

If you’d like to contribute as a Bloom board member, please email a letter of interest to connect@bloomnetwork.org by November 30, 2019. Please outline your experience, a few specifics of what you would like to contribute, and details about the communities and network connections you work with. Lastly, please include a link to your LinkedIn or CV. Thank you!

Bloom on bright ones,

Magenta Ceiba
ECO (Executive Creative Officer), Bloom Network

Bloom Podcast Ep. 6: Betti Ono Gallery, with Anyka Barber

Bloom Podcast Ep. 6: Betti Ono Gallery, with Anyka Barber


Anyka Barber is founder, director and curator of Betti Ono gallery in Oakland, California.

We reached out to Anyka in response to Betti Ono’s fundraiser to power arts, culture, and community resilience. Contribute at https://bettiono.com/donate/.

Betti Ono is an experimentally minded space for art + culture + community. They are 100% Black women led and operated, dedicated to amplifying the work and voices of under-represented artists. Their vision and creative practice embody the bold, curious and unapologetic spirit of the gallery’s name-sakes Betti Mabry Davis and Yoko Ono. At Betti Ono, making art is a function of activism, community transformation, and cultural resilience.

Betti Ono Gallery on Instagram :: Facebook

Bio:

Born and raised in Oakland, California Anyka Barber is a mother, an artist/activist, curator and entrepreneur.  In 2010 Anyka founded Betti Ono, a creative social enterprise and center for arts, culture, and community committed to the cultural, social, political and economic emancipation and development of low-income, immigrant, and LGBTQ communities of color. In her role as director and curator of Betti Ono, she has curated and produced more than 60 exhibitions and public programs, as well as designed and integrated art, enterprise and social impact strategy to leverage creative capital, cultural products, and networks for good. She was most recently Director of Engagement and the Center for Audience and Civic Engagement at the Oakland Museum leading the museum’s signature education and public programs teams. She was Program Officer and Fellow at The San Francisco Foundation working with the Anchoring Communities/Place team to activate more than $10M in investments to preserve the racial and cultural identity of the Bay Area, prevent the displacement of low-income and communities of color and bring greater racial and economic equity to the region.

Behind the scene, Anyka is committed to strengthening the Bay Area arts community as an arts advocate and advisor. In June 2015, Anyka initiated the formation and design of a grassroots arts action and advocacy body, the Oakland Creative Neighborhoods Coalition, whose mission is to “#KeepOaklandCreative, affordable and vibrant!” Anyka was named Most Socially Engaged Curator in 2015 and Betti Ono was nominated and voted ‘Best of the East Bay’ for the past five consecutive years 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 by East Bay Express.

Music Credits for this episode:

Beyond the Bridge by Adam Elim

Contribute to Betti Ono Gallery in Oakland:

https://bettiono.com/donate

Visit the gallery @ 1427 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

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Regenerative Culture Podcasts

Regenerative Culture Podcasts

Here are several podcasts where you can learn about regenerative culture practices. We are looking to add podcasts to this list that are in other languages and not centered in the U.S. Please get in touch if you have recommendations.

All My Relations: Hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation). “A podcast to discuss our relationships as Native peoples—to land, ancestors, and to each other.”

America Adapts with Doug Parsons. Particularly check out the episode called “Climate Change Podcasters Unite!”, which introduces several other climate change adapatation podcasts (practical solutions people are implementing as we face more storms and displacement, etc).

How to Survive the End of the World: Join Autumn Brown and adrienne maree brown, two sisters who share many identities, as writers, activists, facilitators, and inheritors of multiracial diasporic lineages, as well as a particular interest in the question of survival, as we embark on a podcast that delves into the practices we need as a community, to move through endings and to come out whole on the other side, whatever that might be.

The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann: A podcast dedicated to Permaculture education, sustainability, gardening, organic food, and resiliency.

Upstream: Unlearning everything you thought you knew about economics. Radical ideas and inspiring stories for a just transition to a more beautiful and equitable world

The Next System Project: an initiative of The Democracy Collaborative aimed at bold thinking and action to address the systemic challenges the United States faces now and in coming decades. Deep crises of economic inequality, racial injustice and climate change—to name but three—are upon us, and systemic problems require systemic solutions.

Forthcoming: Indigenous Regenerative Economy, co-hosted by David Karabelnikoff with support from the Healing and Reconciliation Institute.

Investing in Regenerative Agriculture features leaders in the regenerative food and agriculture space, to learn how to put our money to work to regenerate soil, people, local communities and ecosystems while making an appropriate and fair return.

Blockchain for Social Justice

Blockchain for Social Justice

Blockchain for Social Justice is a collective of social justice minded individuals from various sectors coming together to support the development of blockchain projects that serve the most vulnerable. They do developer training, community education, and project design consulting. Director Daisy Ozim will be a keynote speaker at Bloom’s Pollination conference in San Francisco, 2019.

Learn more on their website: www.b4sj.com/.

They believe every blockchain project should be designed to uplift marginalized communities and eliminate the wealth gap, poverty, inter-generational trauma and promote true democracy within unfair institutions. 

Cryptocurrency is a tool of economic sovereignty. In order to make sure it is used as such, efforts must be made to reclaim its purpose.

Their crew hosted a conference in San Francisco in 2018. Simulation did a series of video interviews with the presenters. Listening to these is a great way to find an introduction to what is going on in cryptocurrency and some of the most interesting social equity use cases of it. Here’s the first one with McKenzie Slaughter of Beyond Capital Markets. Watch the whole series here.

Lastly, check out the B4SJ resources page to support people in accessing the tools and knowledge necessary to engage in the blockchain ecosystem.

Upcoming Event with Bloom Victoria – Hawaiian Cuisine: Food With A Side of Community

Coming together to prepare a meal and eat together allows people to build community by learning about each other, our histories, and our stories.

On Friday, October 21st, Leah will be showing us how to prepare Hawaiian food.

Menu:
Vegetarian and non-vegetarian lomilomi salad
Slow cooker kalua pig
Baked plantains
Dessert: Haupia

Music by: The Fiji Mermaid.

It’s a Halloween season so we’ll also be having a conversation about cultural appropriation in collaboration with Bloom Victoria, BC

Organized by the Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour.

Bus tickets provided. Email the facilitators with accessibility requests and dietary restrictions. 

This event is happening on the traditional occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Lkwungen nation. The Community Center is wheelchair accessible.