The Economics & Business Sector focuses on holistic business practices, including: public benefit corporations, cooperative (employee owned) businesses, social venture capital, ethical advertising/marketing practices, fair trade, regional economies, local alternative currencies, efficient (low carbon) distribution routes, and living wage principles. This Sector also analyzes and strives to rectify the disparity of wealth caused by unbridled greed and unregulated Capitalism. The HUB promotes regional economies which support local investment and the retention of purchasing power.
Gordon Lafer presents his new book, The One Percent Solution, in which he traces the country's largest corporate lobbies as they have promoted anti-union and anti-worker legislation across all fifty state legislatures in the years since Citizens United. Joining Lafer are U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Christian Dorsey, Board Supervisor for Arlington County, VA, to discuss how progressives are pushing back against corporate-financed efforts to shape labor and economic policies.
Date: April 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: FREE, RSVP is requested
This event is designed to provide practical knowledge, tools, and resources to small, women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses. Exhibitors include financial institutions, business service providers, prime contractors, and federal, state and local government agencies. Organized by the Business Development Assistance Group and the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity. Co-hosted by U.S. Senator Mark Warner.
Date: April 24 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: FREE, registration required
Virginia Civic Engagement Table hosts a discussion on student debt, immigration reform
and progressive organizing.
April 30 @ 2:00 – 5:00 pm