Topic: The Commons

Event Date: 04/08/2015 (All day)

The first continental Social Solidarity Economy Forum in North America

Event Date: 10/10/2015 - 9:30am

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. 

Cropped selection from the 2011 edition book cover. "America" and "Capitalism" are in all white caps. "Beyond" is in lower case cursive red.
Published April 2006

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.

schumacher lectures
Event Date: 10/24/2015 - 9:00am

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.

US Social Forum
Event Date: 06/24/2015 (All day)

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.

Illustration of a family standing in front of a futuristic city, featuring solar panels, high-speed rail lines and a mix of residential and commercial businesses. Other people are visible in the city.
Posted on 5/20/15

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.

A hand-painted wooden sign reading "Egleston Community Orchard" hung on a metal fence. Inside the fence are a number of green plants.
Posted on 4/23/15

Reclaiming our Commons requires coming together as a community.