Few conferences start with a poem. But for AMIBA’s first-ever Virtual Conference (and the first in the Local Economy Movement to focus on racial equity), Executive Director Derek Peebles’ reading of Oriah Mountain Dreamer’s “The Invitation” set a bold new tone and direction for the event. The poem helped the participants think beyond economics and reconnect with what one participant called “the human-ness of business” through its call to recognize and center the value of human integrity, dedication and collaboration over credentials and bank accounts.

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