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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Economic Justice

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November 20, 2023

The Pioneers of Cooperativism and Climate Justice: Owen, Fourier, Du Bois

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In response to the ambitious call of the Platform Cooperative Consortium, I will seek to examine them through the lens of environmental scholars. Can these cooperative pioneers also provide insights into climate justice?

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October 23, 2023

Halena Wilson - 2023 Unsung Cooperative Hero

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A co-op educator and activist, Halena Wilson used her position as president of the Chicago Ladies' Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters to show Black women the path to economic self-sufficiency through cooperation.

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October 19, 2023

Linda Leaks: 2023 Cooperative Hall of Fame Inductee

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Deploying the principles and strategies of cooperation, Linda Leaks fought for housing justice in Washington, DC for 35 years.

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October 16, 2023

The Masters in Management: Co-operatives and Credit Unions Program Turns 20

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The International Centre for Co-operative Management offers management education in a multi-sectoral format that brings managers from producer, worker, and consumer co-ops and credit unions. The students learn together and share their models of co-operation. The result is a dynamic and engaging educational program that creates a unique management paradigm for the co-operative enterprise model.

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October 12, 2023

Turning Up the Cooperation with Louder Than Ten

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Rachel and Travis of Vancouver's Louder Than Ten worker cooperative talk with Josh about their business and why they decided to make the conversion to a worker co-op.

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September 25, 2023

Mapping a Local Landscape of Care and Belonging

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Equal Care Coop and Clapton Commons are mapping a local landscape of care and support in Clapton Common, Upper Clapton. Using KUMU, a powerful system mapping platform, we are creating an interactive map that makes the often invisible grassroots networks of care and support more visible and accessible to people giving and receiving care.

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September 18, 2023

What is the Union Cooperative Initiative?

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At the June 2023 meeting of the USFWC's Union Co-ops Council, Jonny Sopotiuk presented on the Union Cooperative Initiative (UCI), an exciting project out of Vancouver, BC founded in 2021. Jonny shares about the history of the UCI, its co-ops and prospects, their strategies, and how the union co-op model is proving successful.

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July 17, 2023

Economics for Emancipation: Tame, Smash, Escape

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Francisco  Pérez and Sarah Wang of the Center for Economic Democracy discuss the Economics for Emancipation online course.

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June 8, 2023

Transitioning between the Business as Usual Economy and the Next Economy

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The Business As Usual (BAU) economy has deep-seated and systemic problems. Before addressing how to make a transition to the Next Economy, it is important to understand these problems so that it is clear why this transition is needed in the first place.

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May 22, 2023

A GreenStar For All

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How a 50 year old food co-op in Ithaca practices diversity, equity, and inclusion.