Solidarity Economy Association launches webinars about building a cooperative economy

Solidarity Economy Association organized an online series of conversations with radical grass-roots solidarity economy organisations across the world.

"Building a solidarity economy: The struggle for democratic rights, economic justice and self-determination in Jackson, Mississippi", is the title of a series of online conversations organized by the Solidarity Economy Association.

The online series of conversations will feature radical grass-roots solidarity economy organisations across the world.

The first event will be held on 10 September and will feature Cooperation Jackson, an emerging cooperative network situated firmly within the struggle for Black liberation and self-determination. Its mission is to advance the development of economic democracy in Jackson, Mississippi, the poorest state in the union of the United States, whose majority Black population face chronic unemployment and impoverishment.

Cooperation Jackson are building a solidarity economy anchored by a network of cooperatives and other types of worker-owned and democratically self-managed enterprises that are rooted in social movements and people’s assemblies.

The first event is called 'Conversations with Gamechangers: Solidarity Economy Strategies for a New and Better World', registration here

Within the scope of these webinars, organizers will also be speaking with Aboriya Jin, part of the Kongra Star women's movement in North and East Syria (Rojava); Grassroots Liberation, a movement organising in the ghettos of Nairobi, Kenya; Zameen Prapti Sangharsh Committee, organising Dalit landless farmers in the Punjab region of India, and Guerrilla Translation, building a new democratic economy model of cooperatives for translation workers to sustain themselves while internationalising knowledge produced for liberation.

The events can be followed in a number of languages.

Page about all the events in English:



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The second webinar will feature women from Rojava:

#2 Aboriya Jin (Women's Economy of Rojava), 8 October 2022, 16:00-18:00 BST (UTC+1) / 18:00-20:00 EEST (UTC+3)