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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Economic Justice

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May 27, 2014

Black Co-ops Were A Method of Economic Survival

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Jessica Gordon-Nembhard talks about her research into the history of African-American co-ops.

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January 10, 2022

Lessons from Venezuela's Social Economy

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Michael Lebowitz shares his perspective on the social economic models in Venezuela and Yugoslavia. Lebowitz highlights the importance of self-actualization through protagonism and how the most successful of these models focused on solidarity over self-interest.

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December 27, 2021

Understory: Worker-Led Restaurant

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Ebony Gustave interviews Florencio Esquivel of Understory restaurant

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October 25, 2021

Organizing for Food Justice in a Texas Food Desert

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How food several Dallas food justice organizations joined together to bring healthy food to the city's several food deserts.

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July 29, 2021

Italy's Worker Buyouts in Times of Crisis

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A report on the factors that lead to Worker Buyouts of failing firms and those without succession plans in Italy.

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July 15, 2021

Remaking the Economy

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NPQ’s latest webinar in our Remaking the Economy series looks at the workplace of today while exploring how our work lives might be transformed to support health and wellbeing, promote restorative justice, and provide not just “jobs” but livelihoods.

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July 5, 2021

Co-ops Not Cops - Part 2

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Part two of Co-ops Not Cops, featuring Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Esteban Kelly, Lydia Pelot-Hobbs, and Ed Whitfield.

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June 28, 2021

Tactics for a Cooperative Digital Commons

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We discuss how software is a commons, what the cooperative movement can learn from Silicon Valley, and how cooperative tech projects can scale up.

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February 26, 2021

Organizing for food sovereignty in Boston

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Organizing for Food Sovereignty in Boston: A Personal History” with Greg Watson.

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February 22, 2021

How Co-ops Benefit Your Wallet and Work

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A conversation about worker co-ops with technical assistance providers in the Chicagoland area.