Solidarity Economics: OUR Movement, OUR Economy
November 4, 2021
- Chris Benner, Professor, Director of the Institute for Social Transformation at UC Santa Cruz
- Taifa Smith Butler, President of Demos
- Jennifer Epps-Addison, Network President & Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy
- Joseph Tomás McKellar, Executive Director of PICO California
- Manuel Pastor, Distinguished Professor, Director of the Equity Research Institute at the University of Southern California
- Felicia Wong, President and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute
Solidarity Economics is an economic frame that recognizes that people are not just individuals, but also members of broader social groups and communities; that people are motivated not just by self-interest, but also by caring for others and a desire for belonging; and that we can and should build our economy not on an embrace of individuality and competition, but rather on a sense of the commons and our shared destiny.
This conversation delves deeply into the concept of Solidarity Economics, its meaning and how to enact change that is real in terms of policy and power. It also discusses how we can expand the notion of Solidarity Economics in our movements and how Solidarity Economics can provide a useful framework to change the narrative of OUR economy.
Co-sponsored by: UCSC Institute for Social Transformation and USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute.
To learn more, please view the resources listed below.
- SolidarityEconomics.org website
- Solidarity Economics: Why Mutuality and Movements Matter book by Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor
- Solidarity Economics: The Comic
- Videos and other media
- Institute for Social Transformation
- Equity Research Institute
- Center for Popular Democracy
- PICO California
- Roosevelt Institute
In the Media
- UCSC News Center: Reimagining our economy for the benefit of all