Racial Justice

GEO is happy to announce that we will once again be offering our Advancing the Development of Worker Cooperatives one-day mini-conference in conjunction with the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy.  This presession will be held on Friday, June 9th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  The day will be broken into two sessions.  Cost are $55 for one of the sessions, or $90 for the full day (lunch is included for

Regions: 
Visions & Models: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 
Economic Sectors: 

[Editor's note: this talk by Ed Whitfield of the Fund for Democratic Communities at the 38th Annual E.F. Schumacher Lecture series somehow managed to slip through out net when it was posted on Youtube last December. We present it now, as Ed's insightful commentary on our movement (and its failings) is as relevant now as it was last year. Ed's talk begins at about the 8 minute mark.]

Regions: 
Visions & Models: 
Movements & Struggles: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 
Economic Sectors: 

In part two of our series of interviews with attendees at last year's Worker Cooperative National Conference, we hear from B. Anthony Holley and Noémi Giszpenc about building cooperative support organizations.

Regions: 
Visions & Models: 
Movements & Struggles: 

The current climate in education has shifted from teaching basic life skills in classes formally known as “Life Skills/Home Economics,” to only focusing on academic knowledge through testing and assessments.

Regions: 
Economic Sectors: 

Rebecca Kemble was first struck by worker cooperatives when she became a cab driver at Union Cab Cooperative and learned that she was one part of democratically owning and operating the cooperative. Since then, she’s advocated for worker cooperative models, which transfer ownership, decision-making and control into the hands of laborers. On today’s show, Kemble hosts the show and invites a bevy of guests with expertise on the subject to weigh in.

Regions: 
Institutions & Structures: 
Visions & Models: 
Movements & Struggles: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 

cross-posted from Communities Magazine

Excerpted from the Spring 2019 edition of Communities, “Community Land”—full issue available for download (by voluntary donation) here.

Regions: 
Movements & Struggles: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 

Aaron Tanaka is founder and Director of the Boston-based Center for Economic Democracy. Aaron is also a community organizer, grant-maker, impact investor, and a founding organizer of the Boston Ujima Project, which brings together neighbors, workers, business owners and investors to create a new community-controlled regional economy. He is an Echoing Green and BALLE Fellow, and co-chair of the national New Economy Coalition and the Asian American Resource Workshop.

Regions: 
 
Friday, March 8th, 2019. 6 pm EST, on Zoom.  Register here
 
Please join us for our second GEO Get-Together with Nathan Schneider and Cadwell Turnbull as they discuss their recent media work on solidarity economics.
Visions & Models: 

Regions: 
Institutions & Structures: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 

orginally published December, 2011.

Regions: 
Movements & Struggles: 

From the Worcester Roots website:

The Co-op Academy is a holistic cooperative entrepreneurship training and mentorship program with an emphasis on creating sustainable, member-owned businesses.

Regions: 
Institutions & Structures: 
Visions & Models: 

I am sending a link to a TED talk. Unusal for me. This one is really unusual. If you watch the first two minutes or so, you will probably have to watch the whole thing.

It's about the core of democracy and our cooperative/solidarity movements far more than any scaling up efforts could possibly be. Everything we do needs to burn gently and fiercely with this, and that includes changing ourselves.

 

cross-posted from YES! Magazine

Movements & Struggles: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 
Economic Sectors: 

Food — from where it grows, to where it goes, all of it matters to our bodies and our communities. We begin October with a conversation about how farmers are creating equitable food systems inside cities, from urban agriculture to worker-owned cooperatives.

 

Watch more at The Laura Flanders Show

 

Regions: 
Institutions & Structures: 
Movements & Struggles: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 
Economic Sectors: 

An in-depth look into the inner workings of the commune system of Rojava and how they work in practice; I also call for people to form communes throughout North America and the world.

0:00-2:50 Defining the Commune

Practices, Tools & Strategies: 

[Author’s note: It can often appear that new organizations spring out of thin air, but movements and groups are built through the hard work of dedicated volunteers. SolidarityNYC’s work in the research, development, and organizing for a solidarity economy movement in New York City is largely unknown, undocumented, ignored, and misunderstood.

Regions: 
Visions & Models: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 

Regions: 
Institutions & Structures: 
Movements & Struggles: 
Economic Sectors: 

Adapted from a Final Masters Project in Applied Social Economy and Cooperative Enterprise for the School of Business Administration, Mondragón University, Oñati, Euskadi / Spain. July, 2017

The survey form and research data are available on request, under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution-ShareAlike International License.  Read part one here.

Regions: 
Visions & Models: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Racial Justice