We are living through an historic moment where a number of crises– climate change, growing economic and cultural divide, virulent racism, and the slide toward fascism–are converging. This makes for scary times but also times that are ripe with potential for fundamental system change. As the faith in the status quo is shaken, we’re seeing a greater openness to post-capitalist futures such as the solidarity economy.
This webinar series on The Imaginal Cells of the Solidarity Economy will showcase the myriad ways that solidarity economy practices are providing models and pathways to build a more cooperative, democratic, equitable, and sustainable world — one in which many worlds fit.
Politics and Policy
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET / 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PT
Join us online to explore to use/influence public policy as part of a coherent strategy to democratize the economy.
- Worker cooperatives: Kali Akuno, Cooperation Jackson
- Public banking: Jiyoung Carolyn Park, California Public Banking
- Community land trusts: Lydia Lopez, California Community Land Trust Network
- Participatory budgeting: Petula Hanley, Democracy Beyond Elections
Moderator: David Cobb, US Solidarity Economy Network
Sponsored by the Resist and Build Narrative Circle, the US Solidarity Economy Network, Shareable, New Economy Coalition, Democracy Collaborative, and Wellbeing Economy Alliance.