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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Community Land Co-Ops: Owning our Future in Community

September 14th | 3:30-5:30pm Eastern

Housing justice is social justice, but most of us feel powerless to escape the system, much less change it. From ecovillages to apartment blocks, cooperative communities are hard pressed to establish ownership of land and buildings without resorting to conventions of property and finance that run fundamentally at odds with core values like inclusion, equity, and cooperation.

Arising from an intersection of social activism and intentional communities organizing, the Community Land Co-op (CLC) is a holistic framework for community control of land that emphasizes the human relationships between residents, investment, and property.

Although this is often referred to as the “landlord owned by its tenants”, it also includes a key membershp role for allied non-residential investors.

This workshop will introduce the complete CLC framework in broad strokes and provide examples of its implementation that are currently underway. We will also create an open space for a discussion of thevarious ins and outs and imagining our own potential futures as CLC members, as well as a live Q&A.

Register for the event at the Foundation for Intentional Community

 

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