Just Money Festival
and AFJM Annual Membership Meeting
July 23 – 24, 2021, on Zoom
Greetings Alliance For Just Money members, subscribers, and friends:
We are excited to announce the Just Money Festival for Friday evening, July 23, 7- 9 pm CT, and Saturday, July 24, noon – 8 pm+ CT. All are invited to attend this invigorating event!
We’ll have storytelling, singing, and fellowship to feature YOUR adventures promoting monetary reform.
Plus, we have three super cool learning events, all interactive:
- Friday night the AFJM Youth Caucus will present the basics of monetary reform for newcomers.
- Saturday Katharina Serafimova will keynote the festival to help us reconnect nature, money, productivity, and community.
- Later Holly Walter Kerby and colleague H. Adam Steinberg will help us use Storyform Science to make our monetary reform message personal, focused, and impactful.
We will follow that with a session of concurrent breakout rooms followed by a panel presentation all of which will apply what we learned to communicating with various audiences via different media modes.
Saturday evening, with AFJM’s singer-songwriter Howard Switzer as MC, we will celebrate with song, creativity, spoken word — whatever you bring to share.
The AFJM Annual Membership Meeting will be Saturday 11-11:45 am CT, before the festivities begin. This meeting is for AFJM members only; all other festival sessions are open to everyone regardless of membership status. Results of the Board elections will be announced, and officers and committee chairs will highlight AFJM’s third year and give a word of inspiration as we begin our fourth year with the Just Money Festival.
Just Money Festival is a space for us to entertain, inform and bond with each other. We welcome all our members and subscribers, newcomers and friends.
Spaces may be limited, so please register ASAP.
~~ The Festival Team
Quick links (in this page):
Quick links (to other pages):
Video Playlist of Festival [forthcoming afterwards]
|Katharina Serafimova is a social entrepreneur who lives her dream to co-create projects to re-connect nature, money and community. As a speaker and moderator, she facilitates events and processes that enable the transitions towards a value- and needs-based paradigm. After graduating from environmental natural sciences at ETH Zürich in 2004, she entered the corporate world. In 2010 she graduated with a Master of Advanced Studies in Business Communication and decided to “change sides” and work for an NGO to translate sustainability into the finance sector. Since 2014 she is lecturing at the Institute of Banking and Finance at University of Zürich.|
Holly Walter Kerby is a chemist, playwright, educator, researcher and a longtime friend of AFJM founding member Lucille Eckrich. She received the Community College Faculty Member of the year for the nation in 2012. Her plays have been produced, published and podcast, and her research papers appear in numerous science education journals. Holly founded Storyform Science to teach science professionals and educators how to use elements and principles of story to communicate science concepts in ways that are engaging, understandable, and memorable.
H. Adam Steinberg is an Artist/Scientist at artforscience.com, Storyform Science, and the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery. He has been teaching scientists how to effectively communicate their research, and how to visualise their data for more than 25 years. He also spends considerable time mentoring and teaching K-12 students.
Schedule of Events
All times listed in Chicago, Central Standard Time; Time Zone Info from WorldClock
Friday July 23
|Time||Activity||Title or topic|
|7 – 7:15 pm CT||Welcome||Opening of the Just Money Festival|
7:15 – 8:30
A) Session with Newcomers
B) Sessions with Veterans
|8:30 – 9||All back in Main Room||Report from Sessions & Social Gathering|
Saturday July 24
|Time||Activity||Title or topic|
|11 – 11:45 am CT||Members Meeting||Third Alliance For Just Money Annual Membership Meeting (AMM)|
|11:45 – 12:00|
|Short Break for AFJM Members & Informal Welcome as all JMF Attendees Arrive|
|12:00 – 12:30 pm||Opening||Welcome & Brief Intro to AFJM Ending with our Money Anthem by Howard Switzer|
12:30 – 2:00
Keynote Address & Discussion
|With Katharina Serafimova|
|2:00 – 2:15||Break|
|2:15 – 3:15||Seminar||Introduction to Storyform Science for Monetary Reform with Holly Walter Kerby and H. Adam Steinberg|
|3:15 – 3:30||Break||Signing up for Next Sessions|
3:30 – 4:30
Concurrent Breakout Sessions Integrating our Stories for:
A) Social Media with the Youth Caucus
B) Meeting with our Elected Leaders
C) General Writing to Promote Just Money
|4:30 – 5:15||Break||Dinner|
5:15 – 6:20
Panel on JMR Movement Building with Groups External and Internal to AFJM
A) External: a) John Howell on League of Women Voters, b) Mary Sanderson on Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, c) Sue Peters on the Green Party US
B) Internal: a) Mary Sanderson on Informal Spanish Speakers Network, b) Karly Enger on ad hoc AFJM Youth Caucus
|6:20 – 6:30||Break||A moment to get a beverage of choice|
|6:30 – 8 (or after)||Happy Hour||Poems, Skits, Songs, Testimonies & Socializing|
We request you to register for both days separately.
Register here for Friday, July 23, 7 – 9 pm CT
Register here for Saturday, July 24, 12 – 9 pm CT
In addition to your registration, please, complete this form prior to the Just Money Festival, indicating which breakout room you prefer for our events on Friday and Saturday.
AFJM members only register here for the AFJM Annual Membership Meeting (AMM), Saturday, July 24, 11 am – 11:45 am CT
We are a nonpartisan network of individuals, chapters, and organizational members from all walks of life who are working together to achieve a just, transparent, and sustainable money system that is accountable to the people.
Your donations will help cover our costs for the Festival. Donations are kept private and secure.
Please donate here.