Come and learn about the solidarity economy, which seeks to build an economy that serves people and planet. It's a framework, a global movement, and a broad set of practices that align with its values of solidarity, democracy, equity, sustainability and pluralism (not a one size fits all model).
A huge foundation of solidarity economy practices already exist all around us (e.g. worker/consumer/producer/housing cooperatives; credit unions; community loan funds; public banks; community land trusts; community supported agriculture; participatory budgeting; the commons; community gardens; skill shares; swap meets; edible urban landscaping; unpaid care work...) but are marginalized because they are isolated from each other. The solidarity economy seeks to pull these practices together in order to build a just and sustainable economy and world.
This interactive workshop will explore the solidarity economy and use Wellspring Cooperative as a case study in building towards system change.
Tue, 12 February 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Sustainable Business Network (SBN) of Massachusetts
99 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
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