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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy


The International Centre for Co-operative Management at Saint Mary's University are leaders in rigorous and dynamic research and education focused on co-operative management and governance. The centre cultivates a deep understanding of co-operatives, credit unions and mutuals within a globalized education curriculum (with on-line and in-person options) and research programs.

A group dedicated to creating tools to help neighborhoods and communities create commons.

Max Lawlor is a journalist, editor, and writer based in the Republic of Ireland. He has covered theater, popular culture, sports, and is currently investigating forms of alternative travel. In his spare time, he studies German.

Promoting Economic Pluralism are seeking to create and support spaces for diverse voices, perspectives and approaches to understanding our economies to help co-create truly sustainable, resilient and inclusive ones.

We work with other organisations, activists and thinkers in the new economics movement. We look to develop projects to support this movement for reform.

George Cheney, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Communication, University of Colorado. He is an educator,  writer, group facilitator, and organizational consultant with a focus on workplace democracy, economic and social justice, and environmental sustainability. He divides his time between Colorado and Utah.

Brittany Ebeling is a Community Land Trust Associate at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. She has a master’s in Urban Policy from Sciences Po Paris, where she was

Megan McGee is a blogger based in NYC who works with several mutual aid and community gardening projects.

Aaron Vansintjan is a PhD Candidate at Birkbeck, University of London. He researches and writes about food, gentrification, cities, and politics. He is a co-editor of Uneven Earth.

A student of life that values food sovereignty, tangible community empowerment, and is the founder of Cooperative Journal - a resource for alternative economic models.

Solidarity Chicago is a group of solidarity economy activists that formed in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.