Fight AND Build

Our communities are resisting and reforming historical structural inequities and oppression. But in these struggles, dreams of more sustainable, just and democratic ways of living are born. We are shifting consciousness of what is possible, building political power, and seeding the economic practices that go beyond the world as we know it. Here, we make visible transformational work and aspirations, not only ones that are emerging, but some that are deeply rooted in indigenous ways and historical cultural practices. We analyze and critically assess the visions, strategies, and programs to help support and further build these transition movements.

Solidarity Economy Initiative
The Solidarity Economy Initiative (SEI) is a Massachusetts-based project that creates space for grassroots organizers working in working class communities of color to lead a Just Transition to a Solidarity Economy.

Center for Economic Democracy
CED is a US social movement building organization, growing capacity in our  communities to transform American capitalism into a more just, sustainable and democratic economy.

Read more stories about transformation work:

Report Examines Opportunities to Transfer Private Homes into Permanent Affordability
For the third consecutive year, a team of Tufts UEP Field Projects students partnered with the Greater Boston Community Land
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UEP Student Assesses the Potential for an Immigrant Worker Cooperative in RI
In her master’s thesis, Janaki (Jan) Blum examines the challenges and opportunities of Fuerza Laboral in its efforts to incubate
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UEP Thesis Explores Opportunities for Networked CLTs in Greater Boston
Ben Baldwin examines case studies of land trust networks across the country and conducts a needs assessment for the Greater
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Solidarity Rising in Massachusetts
New report documents emerging solidarity economy movement in lower income communities of color A solidarity economy movement is emerging from
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Fall 2015 Community Practicum Explores Community Control and Ownership Strategies
The theme for the Fall 2015 UEP Practicum was “Community Control and Ownership Strategies for Boston”, with a specific focus on
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Field Project Teams Work on Community Land Trusts and Community-Shared Solar
  Tufts UEP’s Spring  2016 Field Projects addressed a range of critical issues that communities, municipalities and organizations face. The
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Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network Launched
Tufts UEP Lecturer Penn Loh and UEP Field Project students have been partnering to support the Greater Boston Community Land
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Development without Displacement: UEP Field Project Supports the Formation of the Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network
A team of five UEP graduate students, as a part of the 2015 UEP Field Projects, worked with a nascent
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UEP Field Project works with CERO Coop to Explore an Eco-Energy Park in Boston
CERO is a multicultural recycling cooperative based in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. CERO is comprised of a group of worker-owners
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Access free online: Solidarity Economy in Massachusetts article
Our article on emerging solidarity economies in Massachusetts by Penn Loh and Boone Shear is available for free online as
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