Fight and Build: Envisioning Solidarity Economies as Transformative Politics

Really excited to share this article in the Nonprofit Quarterly, “Fight and Build: Envisioning Solidarity Economies as Transformative Politics.” This piece is an adaptation of a longer piece that I co-authored with Boone Shear in Sustainability Science (2022, vol 17) titled “Fight and Build: Solidarity economy as ontological politics.” Many thanks to NPQ Senior EditorContinue reading Fight and Build: Envisioning Solidarity Economies as Transformative Politics

Pandemic Responses and Mutual Aid Are Building Climate Resilience and Justice

I and Neenah Estrella-Luna have posted an article as part of the Planning for Environmental Justice series at the Progressive City blog site. Check it out here: https://www.progressivecity.net/single-post/pandemic-responses-and-mutual-aid-are-building-climate-resilience-and-justice FULL ARTICLE REPOSTED BELOW: Pandemic Responses and Mutual Aid Are Building Climate Resilience and Justice: Learning from Community Responses in the Boston Area In early 2020, GreenRoots,Continue reading Pandemic Responses and Mutual Aid Are Building Climate Resilience and Justice

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

Article published in Social Sciences on the Co-Education/Co-Research (CORE) Partnership

We have published another article on the Co-Education/Co-Research Partnership (CORE). It appears in the journal Social Sciences and is titled: Co-Education/Co-Research Partnership: A Critical Approach to Co-Learning between Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and Tufts University. It was co-authored by Penn Loh and former Tufts UEP students Zoë Ackerman, Joceline Fidalgo (also a former DSNI staff),Continue reading Article published in Social Sciences on the Co-Education/Co-Research (CORE) Partnership

Article published in Gateways Journal: A Relational Approach to Transforming Power in a Community-University Partnership

I and former UEP students Zoë Ackerman and Joceline Fidalgo have published the article “A Relational Approach to Transforming Power in a Community-University Partnership” in Gateways International Journal of Community Research and Engagement in December 2021. It explores the power dynamics in our Co-Education/Co-Research (CORE) partnership between Tufts UEP and the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative.Continue reading Article published in Gateways Journal: A Relational Approach to Transforming Power in a Community-University Partnership

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