Nuevo informe:Cómo las Respuestas Comunitarias a COVID en Boston están Construyendo Nuevas Infraestructuras de Atención y Participación Ciudadana

Si bien la pandemia de COVID-19 trajo enormes desafíos para las comunidades de los Estados Unidos, también fue un momento que unió a las personas y mostró el poder de la cooperación, la creatividad y la resiliencia. Cuando llegó la pandemia en marzo de 2020, las organizaciones comunitarias en el área de Boston dieron unContinue reading Nuevo informe:Cómo las Respuestas Comunitarias a COVID en Boston están Construyendo Nuevas Infraestructuras de Atención y Participación Ciudadana

New Report: How Community Responses to COVID in the Boston Area Are Building New Infrastructures of Care and Community Engagement

While the COVID-19 pandemic brought daunting challenges for communities around the United States, it was also a time that united people and showed the power of cooperation, creativity, and resiliency. When the pandemic hit in March 2020, community-based organizations (CBOs) in the Boston area pivoted almost overnight to provide emergency response and mobilized to meetContinue reading New Report: How Community Responses to COVID in the Boston Area Are Building New Infrastructures of Care and Community Engagement

From Fighting Environmental Racism to a Just Transition

On July 28, 2022, I had the pleasure of giving a presentation at the International Affairs Conference on Star Island, New Hampshire. The week was focused on systemic racism. I shared my work on environmental justice and solidarity economies. I’m sharing my slides here: Here are links to some of the organizations and projects IContinue reading From Fighting Environmental Racism to a Just Transition

Article published in Sustainability Science. Fight and Build: Solidarity Economy as Ontological Politics

I am so excited to announce that a paper I co-wrote with Boone Shear is finally published and available after more than two years of work. Entitled Fight and Build: Solidarity Economy as Ontological Politics, this article explores the potential of solidarity economy movements to create and sustain other worlds (a pluriverse) beyond capitalism andContinue reading Article published in Sustainability Science. Fight and Build: Solidarity Economy as Ontological Politics

Building Solidarity Culture – NPQ Roundtable Article

I had the pleasure and privilege of joining a roundtable discussion on March 17, 2022, hosted by the Nonprofit Quarterly, on how to build cultures that can sustain solidarity economies. This was an amazing session featuring speakers Gar Alperovitz, Jessica Gordon Nembhard, and Ronnie Galvin. I joined the speakers and a group of solidarity economyContinue reading Building Solidarity Culture – NPQ Roundtable Article

New Chapter on Community Labor United in Igniting Justice and Progressive Power

A chapter on the history of Community Labor United (CLU) that I co-authored with Mark Erlich has just been published in a new book on progressive labor community alliances. Igniting Justice and Progressive Power compiles cases of regional power building in cities across the US from affiliates of the Partnership for Working Families (recently renamedContinue reading New Chapter on Community Labor United in Igniting Justice and Progressive Power

Seeing Solidarity Economy in Action in Montreal

By Allie Wainer and Melissa Gordon In May 2019, a group of 18 students and faculty with Tufts New Economy and community members from the Solidarity Economy Initiative traveled to Montreal for a weekend to exchange ideas with organizations putting solidarity economy values into practice. Instead of traveling to an academic-style conference, we explored MontrealContinue reading Seeing Solidarity Economy in Action in Montreal