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.
Ten years ago, in August 2010, several dozen U.S. billionaires led by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett pledged to give away at least half of their wealth before their death. Many have donated considerable sums to charities and foundations since then. But as a group, these billionaires have seen their fortunes skyrocket in the decade since the so-called Giving Pledge was launched.
The COVID-19 crisis presents the greatest threat to community-based business in generations. But what if their employees and neighbors had the tools to get through this crisis in better shape, through an “exit to community”? This webinar presents strategies to help business transition to community and employee ownership, which could help ease the crisis upon us and aid in a just recovery.
The intersecting crises of income and wealth inequality and climate change, driven by systemic white supremacy and gender inequality, has exposed the frailty of the U.S. economy and democracy. This document was prepared during the COVID-19 pandemic which exacerbated these existing crises and underlying conditions.
This organization and our movement would not exist as it is today without Elandria Williams. As this network and the solidarity economy movement in the United States has evolved, Elandria has accompanied us every step of the way with crystal clear vision, deep faith, and unrelenting passion.
In the spirit of collective care, NEC is taking the week of July 27th off to recognize the impact that the pandemic and uprisings have had on our staff. NEC staff will not be responding to communications or posting to social media for this week. Thank you for your patience while we pause to prioritize rest and reflection over productivity in this moment.
Last month, NEC’s Co-Directors met to discuss how to address the coronavirus pandemic. We are a national network with a bold vision. Before the COVID-19 crisis, our staff and members worked day in and day out to transform our economy to one that puts people and the...
'Like many of you, we are reeling. In these uncertain times, our first priority has been to make sure our team is safe and cared for. We are adjusting internal policies and reassessing plans for the next few months. As we settle into this new reality and those plans...