reRoute: Building Power for a New Economy

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reRoute was a 3-day convergence in July 2013 that brought together a diverse new generation of practitioners and organizers from across the US and Canada to share strategies, tools, and stories about our work creating a solidarity economy from the ground up in our communities and on our campuses.



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Pathways to a New Economy
with David Wood, Institute for Responsible Investment; Maliha Safri, US Solidarity Economy Network; Alexa Bradley, On the Commons; Ed Whitfield, Fund for Democratic Communities, moderated by Dru Oja Jay, Media Co-op

Making a Living in the New Economy
with Elandria Williams, Highlander Center; Farah Tanis, Black Women's Blueprint; Jessie Reilly, TimebanksNYC; Juliet Schor, Boston College, moderated by Joshua Stephens, NYC-based co-op developer

Financing a New Economy
with Deyanira del Rio, New Economy Project (formerly NEDAP); Steve Wong, the Working World; Rose Espinola, Responsible Endowments Coalition, Leah Jeannesdaughter Klerr; Public Banking Institute, moderated by Kenneth Edusei, SolidarityNYC

Teaching and Learning a New Economics
with Renaud Gignac, University of Quebec; Brian Kelly, US Society for Ecological Economics; Olivia Geiger, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, moderated by Keith Harrington, New School

Stories from the New Economics Institute Campus Network
with Marcie Hawkins-Smith, North Carolina Student New Economy Coalition; Joel Williams, the Oak Tree Spokane; David Porinchok, Northern Arizona University Action Research Program


Possibilities For Participatory Budgeting – The Participatory Budgeting Project and PB Greensboro
Stop, Drop, and Roll: From Fossil Fuel Divestment to Reinvestment – Responsible Endowments Coalition

Food Justice and The New Economy – CoFED and Mariposa Food Co-op

Building Political Power for a New Economy– SolidarityNYC/Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance

Can The Economics Curriculum Be Reformed?  Lessons From Activists In France and Quebec – PEPS / Horizons Economiques

The Real Food Challenge: Uniting Students For A Just and Sustainable Food System – Real Food Challenge

Mapping The New Economy – Shareable/Data Commons Project/Solidarity NYC

How To Start A Worker Co-op – Boston Center for Community Ownership

Non-hierarchical Staffing Structures – North American Students Of Cooperation

Bringing Solidarity Home: creating alternative housing economies through cooperative living – NASCO

Timebanks From New York to California – Timebanks NYC/Bay Area Community Exchange

Growing New Routes: New Paths to the Future
– AORTA Collective

Growing New Roots: Rethinking In(ter)dependence – AORTA Collective

Raising Student Voices: Promoting University Community Investment through Student Action and Community Partnerships – Responsible Endowments Coalition and the Democracy Collaborative
Community Supported Industry – Schumacher Center for a New Economics
Free Culture: Advocacy and Action - Leah Feder, Lane Raspberry, Jennifer Baek, Sumana Harihareswara



Email reroute [at] neweconomicsinstitute [dot] org


reRoute would not be possible without the generous support of the following organizations and companies:

Domini Social Investments

Domini Social Investments offers a global family of mutual funds to help you pursue your financial goals while seeking to build a world of universal human dignity and environmental sustainability. The way you invest matters. Before investing, consider the Funds’ investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Call (800)762-6814 or visit for a prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.

Trillium Asset Management

Trillium Asset Management, LLC is the oldest independent investment advisor devoted exclusively to sustainable and responsible investing (SRI). We believe that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors play an integral role in the investment process, which can lower portfolio risk and help identify the best-managed companies. For investors seeking ethical and mission-related investing strategies, Trillium is a leader in shareholder advocacy and public policy work. Our goal is to deliver both impact and performance to our private and institutional investors.

The NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship

The NYU Reynolds Program is designed to attract, encourage and train a new generation of leaders in public service. Bringing social entrepreneurship programs and events to the NYU and greater NYC communities, NYU Reynolds turns changemakers into gamechangers by challenging, illuminating and inspiring possibilities.

Seventh Generation

Seventh Generation is the nation's leading brand of household and personal care products that help protect human health and the environment. Established in 1988, the Burlington, Vermont based company remains an independent, privately-held company distributing products to natural food stores, supermarkets, mass merchants, and online retailers across the United States and Canada.

RSF Social Finance

RSF Social Finance offers investing, lending and giving services that generate positive social and environmental impact while fostering community and collaboration among participants. Since 1984, RSF has made over $275 million in loans and $100 million in grants to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship.


And finally, a big thank you to the following people who contributed to our successful crowdfunding campaign:

Carina, Yakir, Farzana, Marina, Robert, SmithMillCreek, Peter, Charles, James, Paul, Neal, Stuart, Vivien, Noel, Elizabeth, Steve, Stewart, Janet, Carol, Nancy, Julie, Natalie, Justin, Coco, Cathy, the American Sustainable Business Council, Elsa, Will, Patrick, John, Brian, David, Kathryn, Romy, Beeno, and Farha-Joyce



The official program for reRoute: Building Youth and Student Power for a New Economy1.13 MB