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July 2018

Institute for Advanced Troublemaking

July 21, 2018 - July 29, 2018

The Institute for Advanced Troublemaking, the anarchist summer school, will be held July 21st-July 29, 2018 in Worcester, MA.

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Fearless Cities – North America 2018

July 27, 2018 - July 29, 2018

We are excited to announce the first ever North American municipalist summit, which will happen in New York City July 27 - 29, 2018

Co-sponsored by Cooperation Jackson, Movement NetLab and the Metropolitan Studies Department at NYU this regional Fearless Cities will include comprehensive participation from Canada, the United States and Mexico and will be rooted in the international network coalesced by last year’s Fearless Cities international summit.

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Center for Popular Economics Summer Institute 2018

July 29, 2018 - August 5, 2018

Center for Popular Economics' Summer Institute is a residential, week-long intensive training in economics for activists, educators, media makers, and anyone who wants a better understanding of how the economy works. 

This year’s institute will offer economic tools and analysis to understand the vital challenges of our time like climate change and the racial wealth gap. We will discuss such topics as “free” trade agreements and international finance, corporate power, economic and military imperialism, and global environmental justice. We will also explore existing and proposed alternatives for democratic economic institutions, fairer trade and migration systems, and equitable solutions to the climate crisis.

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#ResistAndBuild Webinar with Cooperation Jackson & Black Lives Matter

July 31, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

Resist and Build, Fight and Build, Oppose and Propose, Resist and Insist - whatever the wording, there is great convergence about the need to connect these dimensions. Even if the lines are a bit blurry, we can broadly distinguish between resist work that seeks to fight back against an oppressive, unjust and unsustainable social/economic system, and the build work of the solidarity economy that seeks to build 'another world' beyond capitalism to one that puts people and planet, equity, justice and sustainability front and center. Resistance without knowing where you're going is likely to lead only to reform of the current system. Building a solidarity economy without being grounded in grassroots organizing runs the risk of losing touch with the struggle that impels the need for a solidarity economy in the first place.

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August 2018

Third World Solidarity Economy

August 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

A livestream panel discussion between Black, indigenous, and people of color organizing autonomous communities and liberated economies from Los Angeles to the Navajo Nation to Jackson, Mississippi.

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September 2018

2018 Worker Cooperative National Conference

September 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018

Worker cooperators, unions, developers, allies, funders, investors, and visionaries — join us this September!

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October 2018

Global Social Economy Forum

October 1, 2018 - October 3, 2018

The Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) is an international network that brings together local governments and civil society stakeholders committed to supporting the development of the Social Economy (SE). The central theme is: Social Economy and Cities: Values and competitiveness for inclusive and sustainable local development.

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November 2018

Workers’ Economy: Third North American Encuentro

November 8, 2018 - November 10, 2018

We are currently inviting USian and Canadian participation in the forthcoming Workers' Economy, 3rd North American Region "Encuentro" November 8-10 in Mexico City.

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November 2019

Who Owns the World? The State of Platform Cooperativism

November 7, 2019 - November 9, 2019

Celebrating ten years of digital labor conferences at The New School, Who Owns the World? The State of Platform Cooperativism is the most international gathering of its kind. Following our 2018 conference in Hong Kong, this much-needed event summons scholars and founders of platform cooperatives — businesses that use a website, mobile app, or protocol to sell goods or services while relying on democratic decision-making and shared ownership of the platform by workers and users.

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Fourth Union Co-Op Symposium

November 15, 2019 - November 16, 2019

The international Union Co-op Symposium is a two day conference that brings together over 250 practitioners, social entrepreneurs, labor organizers, co-op workers, community development practitioners, and people interested in practical tools on how to start and run union worker cooperatives.

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