Solidarity Economics is an alternative 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.
Chris Benner, Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at University of California, Santa Cruz
Manuel Pastor, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California
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
Felicia Wong, President and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute
Co-sponsored by: UCSC Institute for Social Transformation and USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute.
For more information visit https://solidarityeconomics.org