The first continental Social Solidarity Economy Forum in North America
A Consensus Workshop on “How do we define Commons?” followed by space to crete the actual plan for opening the first Chamber of Commons in Chicago.
In America Beyond Capitalism, Gar Alperovitz's expert diagnosis of the long-term structural crisis of the American economic and political system is accompanied by detailed, practical answers to the problems we face as a society.
The first Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures were delivered in 1981 by Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson, and Hazel Henderson. They emphasized the importance of vibrant regional economies at a time when the focus of the nation was on an expanding global economy.
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.
Working to build a new economy from the bottom up will require a lot of experimentation. Having a long-term vision can help make sure such new experiments open the door to even more transformative change in how the economy works.
Reclaiming our Commons requires coming together as a community.