We honor the legacy of those who fought, and all the women today resisting capitalism, colonialism & cisheteropatriarchy by building feminist and popular economies from below. Learn about how women are building their own economies to provide dignified work, visibilize networks of communal care, build solidarity and collective wealth, and protect against gender-based and state violence.
Resource List: Black Co-op History
From mutual aid societies to freedom farms and credit unions — Black communities have been using cooperative economics as a tool for collective liberation, self-determination, and to resist the violence of racial capitalism for centuries. Learn about radical Black co-ops throughout history and today.
Resource List: Solidarity Economies in Latin America
Many of the strongest examples we have of real solidarity economies – where communities are meeting their own needs outside of capitalist systems – come out of social movements in Latin America, and the communities who have carried those traditions of cooperation across borders. We’ve compiled this short resource list of solidarity economy organizing in Latin America and Latinx communities in the US as a reminder that another world isn’t only possible – it’s already happening.
Solidarity Not Charity – Grantmaking in the Solidarity Economy
"This report, commissioned by Grantmakers in the Arts, is about the ways that arts and culture grantmakers can engage in systems-change work. The cultural sector is actively seeking alternatives to business-as-usual to create economic and racial justice in the sector...
Bylaws Toolkit for Worker Self-Directed Non-Profits
"Bylaws can either be dusty legalese documents with no meaningful impact on your organization, or they can be a living, breathing record of how you and your partners have chosen to work together. They can serve to create separation between your board and staff,...
The Ujamaa Hour Archives
The Ujamaa Hour is a monthly webcast hosted by writer, facilitator, and organizer, Michael Tekhen Strode, exploring the Black social and solidarity economy through intimate, informal conversation. In the fall of 2018, the Ujamaa Hour webcast launched as an ongoing...
Worker Co-Ops: Weathering The Storm Of COVID-19
In this moment of crisis, worker cooperatives are a reliable, proven solution to address loss of jobs as well as income inequality. COVID-19 has devastated the small business community, and the clock is ticking on permanent shutdowns of small businesses. 45% of...
Mutual Aid Legal Toolkit
"Mutual aid networks exploded onto the scene with pandemic shelter-in-place orders. By some counts, there are well over 1,000 new mutual aid networks across the country, and likely thousands more that are operating informally in hyperlocal efforts. The practice of...
Steps to End Prisons and Policing: A Mixtape on Transformative Justice
This mixtape is an offering of nourishment and care to the abolitionist community. Learn from some of the people who have been practicing and thinking about and creating organizations around Transformative Justice over the last two decades.
Handbook for Artists Working in Community
This handbook is a practical manual for individual artists who would like to begin or deepen this kind of artistic practice – work in and work with community. The stories, tools, and wisdom shared here were gathered from creative practitioners who regularly do this work.
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