Think food co-ops can only exist in wealthy neighborhoods? Think again, and then check out this exciting new resource from the Cooperative Development Institute (an NEC member) detailing different models of cooperative ownership that are bringing real food and good jobs to low-income communities around the US.
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.
Signs of deep economic changes are slowly taking place across the United States, focusing on cooperative/solidarity economics.
Climate change, shifting demographics, and sobering economic realities for a growing number of Americans have sparked increased awareness of the need to re-examine how working class people and communities of color will successfully participate in tomorrow’s economy, the one they will inherit when our nation becomes an ethnic plurality.
We can learn a lot about what it takes to build a new economy by looking into the hidden histories of localism and cooperative economics in our own cities.
Join us for a day of celebration and exploration of the new economy.
We dedicate CoopEcon this year to Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, the many other victims of police and other racist violence; We honor the heroic people of Ferguson and the countless ordinary people in communities across the country who know a change must come and are willing to participate in creating that change.
NCBA CLUSA's 2015 Annual Cooperatives Conference will focus on advocacy, giving you the opportunity to bring your cooperative issues and voice dire