Postponed–Moving Mountains: The Power to Change our Economy

July 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Charis Books and More/Charis Circle

This event has been postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Charis welcomes Janice Shade, author of Moving Mountains: The Power of Main Street Americans to Change Our Economy for a luncheon conversation with Pam Sugarman, president of Sugarman Consulting, about what this moment in our economic history might mean for people looking to start businesses or non-profits or begin new careers during or after the disruption of the pandemic. In 2018, only 2.2% of venture capital went to women-led start-ups; less than 1% to Black entrepreneurs. The American Dream of achieving prosperity through hard work and initiative has remained elusive for women, people of color, social entrepreneurs, and others marginalized by a system designed ages ago by white men of privilege. In Moving Mountains: The Power of Main Street Americans to Change Our Economy, Janice Shade uses storytelling and humor to deliver illuminating facts and practical tips. An entrepreneur and financial innovator since 2006, Janice lays out alternative financing opportunities for both entrepreneurs and citizen investors. In the pages of her book youʼll find:

– stories of women entrepreneurs and their quests for capital

– a history and expose of the inequities of our start-up capital markets

– evaluation of crowdfundingʼs past, present, and future potential

– sneak peaks at the latest innovations in community-sourced capital

– steps you can take today to align your money with your values

If youʼre disenchanted with Wall Street and the current money system that perpetuates the concentration of wealth among the few, this book and conversation is for you. Itʼs meant to inspire and shed light on the emerging possibility to create economic justice for all.

This virtual event will take place on crowdcast, Charis’ virtual platform. Register here.

This event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Charis Circle’s mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices.

As always, if you enjoy the event we appreciate you buying the author’s book from us.

We will be archiving this event and adding closed captioning as soon as possible after airing so that it will be accessible to deaf and HOH people. If you have other accessibility needs or if you are someone who has skills in making digital events more accessible please don’t hesitate to reach out to We are actively learning the best practices for this technology and we welcome your feedback as we begin this new way of connecting across distances.

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