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

Kola Nut Collaborative, Cooperation Jackson, Boston Ujima Project, Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance

Year: 2020

In the US, the dual crises of COVID and racist policing are highlighting failures in our racist capitalist patriarchal economy, forcing people — especially those who are most marginalized under these oppressive systems — to create institutions that better fill human needs. This panel discusses 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.

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.