Register for the #Vision4BlackLives webinar series, starting Wednesday, February 8th at 7 EST.
The relationship between local governments and the social economy, was the focus of the Global Social Economy Forum, which took place earlier this month in Montreal, Quebec, a province where roughly 7% of the workforce is employed by a co-op or non-profit business and where public investment in the sector hovers around $100 Million CAD annually.
Join us for a weekend of community collaboration, cultural expression, engaging discussions and workshops with local leaders.
Does building a truly just, democratic and sustainable economy mean creating an entirely new system beyond capitalism—or can we reform capitalism to operate according to those values?
The 2015 Summit brings together responsible business leaders from across the country to influence the policies that will help make the American economy more vibrant and just.
The US Social Forum (USSF) is a space to come up with the peoples’ solutions to the economic and ecological crisis. NEC is collaborating with a number of partners on a People's Movement Assembly on June 27 in Philadelphia that will be focused on the solidarity economy. More details to follow.
We currently face two equally urgent and significant crises: rising inequality and climate change. Rising inequality is not only morally unacceptable; it hinders economic growth. Climate change is occurring at a faster rate than other time in history and is already impacting every part of the country with low-income communities and communities of color getting hit first and most hard.
By working together, we can build the next great progressive movement to take back our government and create the kind of just and sustainable economy in which we want to live and work.
In his article entitled “What’s the Role of Race in the New Economy Movement?” author Penn Loh argues that people of color have a foundational role to play in the establishment of a new economy because the very idea of a new economy has arisen from a discontentment with the injustices of the present system, of which people of color have borne a disproportionate share of the burden.