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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

Can nonprofits be the change they want to see?

Can nonprofits be the change they want to see?

In a world that desperately needs change, what if we could unleash the full changemaking potential of nonprofit organizations everywhere? It’s time to explore the power of worker self-directed nonprofits (WSDNs) to cultivate more diverse leaders, accountable organizations, and equitable workplaces that represent the same values of justice and democracy... Continue Reading