In solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives week of action, we’re doing this Roundup differently. Today is all about Community Control. As M4BL puts it:
We Demand Community Control: “The most impacted in our communities need to control the laws, institutions, and policies that are meant to serve us – from our schools to our local budgets, economies, and police department.”
Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities have always led and grown the solidarity economy — building economies of cooperation, mutual aid, and care to survive and resist the violence of racial capitalism. This is our history. This is our future.
In this Roundup, we want to lift up stories from past and present about how to build the solidarity economy by building community control in specific sectors of society, with a focus on the leadership of Black people and organizations. There are many more demands to make and stories to tell than we have room for in this email. We invite you to share your own examples in these threads on Twitter and Facebook.
The New Economy Coalition staff
PS. If you’re looking for state and local policies that get us closer to community control of the economy, check out NEC’s Pathways to a People’s Economy toolkit!