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Building The Solidarity Economy In The Context of COVID & Black Lives Matter

Virtual WSFTE 2020

June 2020

Participants: Julie Matthaei

RIPESS participation to the World Social Forum of Transformative Economies - virtual WSFTE 2020

The video : 1:58:58

In the US, the dual crises of COVID and racist policing are highlighting failures in our racist capitalist patriarchal economy, forcing us to create institutions that better fill our needs. Our panel will discuss grassroots solidarity economy responses - such as mutual aid networks, community gardening, bartering and time banking, and movements for community control of policing and resources - and strategize about bringing them together into a movement for systemic economic transformation.

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Moderated by Mike Strode of The Kola Nut Collaborative, this panel featured Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson, Nia K. Evans of Boston Ujima Project, and Dominique Pearson of Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance.

SESSION NOTES: bit.ly/2NTlv4Z