In this episode, hosts Jenny and Michelle interview Annie McShiras and Noni Session from EB PREC about how they are working to bring more equality to real estate. 

Interview

Annie McShiras

Investment and Fundraising Director at East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative – EB PREC

Noni Session

Executive Director at East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative – EB PREC

Company

East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative – EB PREC

Bio: 

Annie McShiras

Investment and Fundraising Director at East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative – EB PREC

Annie is laser-focused on organizing capital and redistributing wealth.

Annie McShiras is a compassionate leader focused on moving people and institutions towards integrity. She is a relationship and bridge-builder whose unique skillset has catalyzed the redistribution of millions of dollars in service of social and racial justice organizations. Passionate about creating change through action, Annie has been advancing movements and cultivating resources for economic justice, the solidarity economy, and systems change for over a decade.

Annie’s work focuses on the use of finance as a force for good, centered on community control of capital by organizing to advance the equitable redistribution of wealth. She brings a depth of understanding and systemic analysis to the intersection of movements and money.

Noni Session

Executive Director at East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative – EB PREC

Noni is Cultivating Seeds of Change in West Oakland & District 3. A 3rd generation West Oaklander, Cultural Anthropologist and Grassroots Organizer, Noni’s research and organizing work spans national and global arenas. In her doctoral work under the umbrella of the UNDP in Nairobi, Kenya, Noni carried out ethnographic analysis of international humanitarian strategies and their on-the-ground consequences. After nearly gaining election to the Oakland City Council in 2016, she decided that her community’s best solution to rapid displacement and economic instability is to develop an independent cooperative economy. Noni is closely engaged with Mandela Grocery Cooperative, a Black led worker-owned cooperative in West Oakland that is not only bringing organic produce and local economics to the community, but also working to organize cooperative businesses into the upcoming developments around BART; as well, Noni is contributing her visionary energy to homeless advocacy groups across West and East Oakland who are building a movement of houseless and volunteers that are organizing for housing dignity through direct action and policy.

Get In Touch:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/annie-mcshiras-bb317821/

endowmentethics.org  (Company Website)

solidaritynyc.org  (SolidarityNYC website)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/noniforoakland/

Links:

Angels of Main Street

Crowd Fund Main Street

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