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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Financing & Financial Services

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September 23, 2021

Credit Unions are Co-ops, Too!

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We discuss the origins and development of the credit union movement, the unique role of Community Development Credit Unions, and how these member-owned financial co-ops grow community wealth, support economic development, and build resilient local economies.

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September 16, 2021

‘Black Banker Ladies’ and the Power of the Informal

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ROSCAs consist of the regular pooling of money among friends and neighbors. It’s a way for individuals to amass chunks of money and is relied upon by millions of Black women in Africa, the Caribbean, and North America as a trusted alternative to formal banking systems that often exclude them.

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April 1, 2021

Unstoppable: How Cooperative Businesses are Transforming Communities

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Communities across the Philadelphia region are building cooperative businesses to create more equitable and just workplaces, neighborhoods, and cities. This video documents nine communities as they build businesses in construction, accounting, healthcare, solar installation and more.

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January 11, 2021

Investing in Real Cooperation

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Matt Cropp talks about what the Oak Street Cooperative and Vermont Real Estate Co-op have been up to.

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May 21, 2020

Shared Capital and Solidarity

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Executive Director of Shared Capital Cooperative, Christina Jennings, discusses how Shared Capital operates and how they have been acting to serve their members and the wider cooperative community during the COVID 19 pandemic.