United States

Global Studies in NYC June 6-8

Jun 6 2008
Jun 9 2008
America/New York

The Nation in the Global Era:
Nationalism and Globalization in Conflict and Transition

Pace University New York Campus

Pace University
New York City, New York
June 6-8, 2008


New Orleans - Democracy at Work Conference

Jun 20 2008 4:50 pm
Jun 22 2008 4:50 pm

"Solidarity Economy and Worker Cooperatives"

Democracy at Work Conference, New Orleans, June 20-22, 2008:

We will be involved in several events at this conference, organized by the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives. "Uplifting and Strengthening our Community: Through Alternative Economic Development and Action" Showcase of Cooperatives. Come learn about different kinds of cooperative businesses around the country, and how they serve or can serve communities of color and low income neighborhoods.

SEN will join in on a Gulf Coast-wide discussion of alternative economic development strategies, the solidarity economy, and what it would take to pursue more alternative strategies for economic renewal in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

Introduction to the Solidarity Economy (parts 1 & 2)

Part 1 - "What's the Economy For Anyway? Why We Need a Solidarity Economy" will provide participants with:

- A clearer understanding of the failures of the dominant economic model and the need for an alternative.
- Understanding of the solidarity economy (SE) - principles, the global SE movement including the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network, concrete examples of the SE.
- Exploration of the relationship between the SE and the cooperative movement.

SEN Book Editors on Radio Show

Sep 19 2008 6:10 pm
Sep 19 2008 6:30 pm
America/New York

Jenna Allard and Julie Matthaei will be discussing the Solidarity
Economy and the SEN book, tonight, from 6:10 to 6:30, on KKFI 90.1, Kansas City's Community Radio. The program is the Heartland Labor Forum. You can listen live at [ http://www.kkfi.org/ ]http://www.kkfi.org/ (just click on the listen live link at the top left), and it looks like the show will also be archived later.

DC Jobs Conference

Jobs and the Future of the US Economy: Possibilities and Limits

Date: Oct 1, 2010
Armour J. Blackburn University Center
Room: Hilltop Terrace
Washington, DC 20059
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The US economy is in the midst of the greatest jobs crisis since the Great Depression. But this crisis is more than a short run phenomenon. For many decades we have experienced a long-term failure to generate jobs for all. A fundamental restructuring of the US economy is essential to overcome both the crisis and reverse the long term failure to generate jobs. 

Festival of Grassroots Economics asks: Where’s That New Economy?

Festival of Grassroots Economics asks: Where’s That New Economy? Offers powerful answers

Kasper Koczab speaking on worker coops at the Humanist Hall

“Let’s take back our economy. Let’s decentralize and democratize it,” Heather Young said, kicking off the panel called “Building the Alternative” at the Festival of Grassroots Economics, held September 26 at the Humanist Hall in Oakland.

Cooperative Laundry Brings Hope to Distressed Workers

Cooperative laundry brings hope to distressed workers

Workers to get share in business that aims to revive poor neighborhoods
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tom Breckenridge
Plain Dealer Reporter

Civic and city leaders are invest ing several million dollars in a unique, employee-owned business model to drive more wealth and jobs into the struggling neighborhoods around University Circle.

Several hundred people will gather on East 105th Street near St. Clair Avenue today to celebrate the opening of the Evergreen Cooperative Laundry, a $5.8 million commercial venture featuring the latest in energy-efficient laundry equipment.

If successful, it would employ up to 50 workers - many of them low-income, some with felony convictions - in what officials hope will be a network of worker-owned businesses.

Under the employee-owned model, each worker would earn a share of the company and the profits, driving wealth into neighborhoods wracked by poverty, unemployment and foreclosures, officials said.

CPE Summer Institute - After the Economic Meltdown: Building the Solidarity Economy

The Center for Popular Economics &
the N.H. Program of the AFSC
invite you to the

2009 Summer Institute
After the Economic Meltdown:
Building a Solidarity Economy

World Fellowship Center, Conway, N.H.
July 12-17, 2009

Thoughts on the USSEN Mission

(This was prepared as a discussion piece for a small network forming within the Democratic Socialists of America. Comments and discussion should be addressed to Eric Ebel, eebel@voyager.net.)

Solidarity Economy Workshop at Highlander Center

Twenty-four activists and educators from five states met for two days at the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tennessee to learn about the Solidarity Economy and build relationships for future work together. The group included people working on immigrant rights, sustainability education, living wages, police brutality, the cradle to prison pipeline, using art for social change, alternatives to militarism, community building, sustainable economic development, youth leadership and more. More...