The U.S. Solidarity Economy Network (SEN) grew out of a series of meetings held at the 2007 U.S. Social Forum in Atlanta.
SEN is on the board of RIPESS (the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy) through which we are connected to the global solidarity economy movement.
Updated August 2011. Please note that this is a working document that is open for discussion, debate and change.
The mission of the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network is to connect a diverse array of individuals, organizations, businesses and projects in the shared work of building and strengthening regional, national and international movements for a solidarity economy. Through publications, a website, mailing list, and face-to-face gatherings, the network will facilitate: ongoing communication and dialog relating to the development of solidarity economy ideas, values and practices; the sharing of experiences, models and skills; and the creation of collaborative, movement-building projects between network members.
Sample of Past SE Workshops, Presentations and Events
SEN and our members have organized over 165 solidarity economy forums, workshops and presentations, reaching more than 4,200, including the first US Solidarity Economy Forum, a solidarity economy track of over 120 workshops, 2 week-long trainings, and 2 online SE courses.