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Solidarity Economy Working Group Meeting
October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Solidarity. Equity In All Dimensions. Participatory Democracy. Sustainability. Pluralism. These are the five principles uplifted by the US Solidarity Economy Network to define a solidarity economy.
Solidarity is a social cohesion developed through common struggle. A solidarity economy is how we build a parallel economic system in the present more aligned with our vision of a free, democratic, and egalitarian society which serves people and planet in ways extractive market capitalism can not and will not.
Our working mission to educate, advocate, and build a community of practice in Chicago around a vision of a democratic economy.
At this month’s meeting, we will:
–recap recent developments in Chicago’s solidarity economy landscape
–discuss personal ways we are working to further the solidarity economy
–brainstorm shared projects to grow public understanding of a solidarity economy
–seek writing and research for sections of a zine/pamphlet highlighting Chicago’s solidarity economy initiatives
–report back from Eco-Socialism Conference and Green Party’s shift towards the solidarity economy
–evaluating the work of Cooperation Humboldt and North Coast People’s Alliance incubation hubs in Northern California for solidarity economy initiatives
–review of Project South’s webinar on organizing People’s Movement Assemblies and its importance in the solidarity economy framework
We’re meeting at Harold Washington Library 7th Floor North. The library is ADA accessible however it does not have gender neutral bathrooms.