Beyond the business form of cooperatives, how do we know it when we see it? Solidarity economy is about values and practices as much or more than it is about types of enterprises. A group of practitioners and researchers worked together over the past year to develop a draft list of principles and practices https://solidarityeconomyprinciples.org to help the movement align and debate key tensions around investment, the nonprofit industrial complex, and other systems that divide and disorganize our work. This workshop will review the principles and open space to discuss how to support solidarity economy only leadership, projects, and networks.
Facilitated by Evan Casper-Futterman, PhD is a 3rd generation New Yorker (Wappinger/Munsee Lenape land). He is the Program Director of the Economic Democracy Learning Center for the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative. He received a master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans in 2011, and was a White House Intern in the Spring of 2012 in the Domestic Policy Council's Office of Urban Affairs. He received his PhD at the Bloustein School of Urban Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, studying economic democracy and development. He has taught undergraduate courses at the Macaulay Honors College at City College (CUNY) and in the Geography department at Vassar College, as well as graduate courses at the CUNY Murphy Institute (now School of Labor and Urban Studies). He's been an RG-NYC member since 2016.