Imara Jones

Journalist
Oria Media

Imara Jones-whose contributions to media and social justice have won Emmy and Peabody Awards-is the host of The Last Sip a weekly, half-hour news show which targets Millennials of color, especially women and the LGBTQ community, by focusing on the information needs of historically marginalized communities. The program is produced by Oria Media which Imara leads and will air on the independent, non-profit news network FSTV. Imara's work focuses on the full-range of equity and social justice issues from the perspective of America's emerging majority, specifically people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community.

Presentations from Facing Race 2018

A New Social Contract

A New Social Contract workshop will explore the common framework that underlies many of today's most compelling community driven solutions to our current crisis. The workshop will begin assessing what our current social contract is, why it is unraveling, and the key role race and gender played in creating the fissures that enabled today's crisis. It will then turn to exploring what communities on the frontlines of injustice are creating in response as a way forward.

Specifically, the workshop will help participants assess how community land trusts, universal financing for public goods, public banking, and other high bar solutions for equity are connected, and how to create synergy across efforts. Participants will share and explore thoughts on key questions such as: What makes a solution transformative? When does it contribute to building universal and equitable systems? Where do you find intersectional models to address today's inequities? And which solutions deepen inclusive democracy and how?

Participants will also produce a map from their perspective that lays out the contours of a new social contract that weaves equity throughout our systems, institutions, politics, economy and culture. Finally, participants will strategize on how to connect their local work to the concept and effort to reimagine and renegotiate our country's social contract and move from crisis to opportunity.

Speakers: Catherine Albisa, Imara Jones