Collective housing, cultural co-ops, land trusts, community banks are community-rooted enterprises that empower those that have been excluded from traditional economic institutions. Solidarity economy models exercised throughout the country are becoming viable solutions towards sustainable and economically just living.
Today we’re visiting community-rooted enterprises where people are rethinking power and participation in their lives. Collective housing and cultural co-ops, land trusts and community banks are providing fundamental shifts in our workplaces, living spaces, and economic understanding of local communities.
This program was produced with support from the New Economies Reporting Project, funded with a grant from the Park Foundation.
Eri Oura – Cycles of Change, The Bikery
Devi Peacock – Peacock Rebellion, Liberating Ourselves Locally
Harper Bishop – Open Buffalo
Julia Ho – Solidarity Economy St. Louis
Iya Ifalola Omobola – Cooperation Jackson
Amara Enyia – Public Policy Expert
Host: R.J. Lozada
Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Audience Engagement Director: Sabine Blaizin
Development Associate: Vera Thykulsker
Special thanks to Rachel Dickson for recording panelists in Chicago.
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