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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Esteban Kelly

Esteban Kelly is the Development Director at the New Economics Institute. He has been an important leader in food justice and co-op movements, including recently through his work at Mariposa Food Co-op, and as a board member of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, NCBA–CLUSA, and NASCO, where he was recently Board President, and was inducted into their Cooperative Hall of Fame in 2011. He is a founding member of AORTA (the Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance), a worker co-op of consultants serving co-ops and social justice organizations. Esteban is a facilitator, parent, nerd, and blogger, who holds a Masters in Anthropology from the CUNY Graduate Center.