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Culture, history, and cooperative values converge at Sama Sama Cooperative Summer Camp

Culture, history, and cooperative values converge at Sama Sama Cooperative Summer Camp

By Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) Community Renewable Energy Intern, Adrien Salazar I arrive on a day when the kids are learning about the Filipina revolutionary hero Gabriela Silang, making pinakbet, a vegetable stew, and getting familiar with the Tagalog words for emotions and feelings. I come to the Lakeshore... Continue Reading

Farmers, Chefs & Lawyers: Building an Ecology of One

By Patrick Lydon, republished from The Nature of Cities Photo: Natural Farmer Yoshikazu Kawaguchi at his Akame Farm in Nara, Japan. (Patrick Lydon)  Patrick Lydon, Founder and Director of SocieCity.org, a socially-engaged network of artists, writers, and sustainability practitioners, writes about the the concept of an "Ecology of One" and why... Continue Reading

2016 Solidarity Economy Tour

2016 Solidarity Economy Tour

By Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) Director of Economic Democracy, Ricardo Nuñez There has been a constant stream of depressing and demoralizing news this summer. A dysfunctional political system, continuing police violence against our black and brown brothers and sisters, and an economic system that continues to exacerbate income inequality.... Continue Reading

Homeownership is Dead! Long Live the Permanent Real Estate Cooperative!

Homeownership is Dead! Long Live the Permanent Real Estate Cooperative!

By Sustainable Economies Law Center Executive Director, Janelle Orsi   Imagine that a group of people works hard to fill their neighborhood with urban farms, bike lanes, parks, murals, community services, and education programs. Next, imagine that those same people are forced to move away. Ouch, that bites. Sadly, this... Continue Reading

Expanding the vision for a new economy: Filipino Americans and the cooperative movement

Expanding the vision for a new economy: Filipino Americans and the cooperative movement

By Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) Summer Intern, Adrien Salazar    Communities of color have played and continue to play a pivotal role in realizing alternative economies in response to chronic economic exclusion in the United States. The history of civil rights is entwined with the history of cooperative economics... Continue Reading