By Mira Luna, for Shareable.net
SolidarityNYC connects, supports, and promotes New York City’s solidarity economy. I wanted to interview SolidarityNYC after I heard how astonishingly far they'd come in organizing their city. I was co-conspirator of a similar group that for several years called itself Just Alternative Sustainable Economics - a regional grassroots economic network for the Bay Area area, emerging in part out of the Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives. Though we struggled to keep going with a few already overcommitted volunteers, the little effort we did put in seeded events, like the Festival of Grassroots Economics, fruitful relationships and innovative projects like theSustainable Economies Law Center. SolidarityNYC has done what we mostly dreamed of with careful intention and tenacious perserverance.