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Resist & Build: Building a Post-Capitalist Solidarity Economy
April 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDTFree
How can we transition from an extractive, power-over dominator economic system into a regenerative, power-with cooperative economic system? Join hosts David Cobb, Emily Kawano and Mike Strode as they explain an explore the US Solidarity Economy Network’s “Resist & Build” approach to creating a Post-Capitalist Solidarity Economy.
This event will be a preview for The Post Capitalism Conference: Building a Solidarity Economy to be held online April 22-25. What a great way to kick off Earth Day!
The conference will offer 21 sessions facilitated by movement leaders, practitioners and scholars. Panelists include Rick Wolff (Democracy at Work), Chase Iron Eyes (Last Real Indians), Nati Linares (New Economy Coalition), Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson), Kaitlin Reed (Humboldt State), David Korten (Yes! Magazine), Margaret Kimberly (Black Agenda Report), Ramon Tores (Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad) and many more!
David Cobb is a “people’s lawyer” who has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for political office himself, and been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. He believes we must provoke—and win—a peaceful revolution if we are to survive. David is the Director of Cooperation Humboldt, Co-Coordinator of the US Solidarity Economy Network, and serves on the Collaborative Design Council of Transition US. When he isn’t working to restructure society, he enjoys exploring our local beaches and forests with Ruthi (his high school sweetheart) and Governor Peanut Butter (the best dog ever).
Emily Kawano is co-director of the Wellspring Cooperative Corporation, which aims to use anchor institution purchases to create a network of worker-owned, inner-city cooperative businesses in Springfield, Massachusetts that will provide job training and entry-level jobs to unemployed and underemployed residents. Kawano also serves as coordinator xvi Contributors of the US Solidarity Economy Network. An economist by training, Kawano served as the director of the Center for Popular Economics from 2004 to 2013. Before that, she taught at Smith College, worked as the National Economic Justice Representative for the American Friends Service Committee and, in Northern Ireland, founded a popular economics program with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
Mike Strode is a writer, cyclist, IT consultant, facilitator, and solidarity economy organizer residing in southeast Chicago whose community engagement work has included ride leadership with the Chicago chapter of Red, Bike & Green; editorial and archival oversight for Fultonia; and co-facilitation of Cooperation for Liberation Study & Working Group. He is founding coordinator of the Kola Nut Collaborative, a time-based service and skills trading platform which promotes timebanking throughout Chicago. He also serves as a current board member for Dill Pickle Food Co-op.