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:
Tufts UEP’s Spring 2016 Field Projects addressed a range of critical issues that communities, municipalities and organizations face. The
Tufts UEP Lecturer Penn Loh and UEP Field Project students have been partnering to support the Greater Boston Community Land
A team of five UEP graduate students, as a part of the 2015 UEP Field Projects, worked with a nascent
CERO is a multicultural recycling cooperative based in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. CERO is comprised of a group of worker-owners
Our article on emerging solidarity economies in Massachusetts by Penn Loh and Boone Shear is available for free online as
Editor’s note: Danielle Ngo and Ben Baldwin, two UEP graduate students supported by Tisch College and UEP to work with
Between July 2014 and March 2015, the Dudley Real Food Hub (DRFH) conducted a food planning process with residents and
After having suffered decades of deindustrialization and disinvestment due to due to both municipal policies and much larger economic trends,
Check out this article I wrote for Yes! Magazine looking at the role that community land trusts can play in
Philadelphia recently established a land bank, an increasingly popular tool for Rust Belt cities to address struggles with post-industrial vacancy.
Land is a source of wealth and well-being. Communities of color in Boston have long struggled for control over land
Our article on emerging solidarity economies in Massachusetts by Penn Loh and Boone Shear is available online in the journal