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:

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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CORE Summer 2015 Fellows Support Community Land Trusts in Chinatown and Roxbury
Editor’s note: Danielle Ngo and Ben Baldwin, two UEP graduate students supported by Tisch College and UEP to work with
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Community Food Planning in Action: Lessons from Dudley Real Food Hub
Between July 2014 and March 2015, the Dudley Real Food Hub (DRFH) conducted a food planning process with residents and
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Developing Solidarity: Transformative Community Economic Development and the New Lynn Coalition
After having suffered decades of deindustrialization and disinvestment due to due to both municipal policies and much larger economic trends,
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Land Trusts Offer Houses People With Lower Incomes Can Afford—And a Stepping Stone to Lasting Wealth
Check out this article I wrote for Yes! Magazine looking at the role that community land trusts can play in
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Land Banking and Community Land Trusts: Strategies for Reclaiming Philly’s Vacant Properties
Philadelphia recently established a land bank, an increasingly popular tool for Rust Belt cities to address struggles with post-industrial vacancy.
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Land, Wealth and Community Control: A Community/University Co-Learning Session on Race and Community Economies
Land is a source of wealth and well-being. Communities of color in Boston have long struggled for control over land
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Available online: Solidarity Economy in Massachusetts
Our article on emerging solidarity economies in Massachusetts by Penn Loh and Boone Shear is available online in the journal
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Solidarity Economy in Massachusetts – forthcoming article
This manuscript on emerging solidarity economies in Massachusetts by Penn Loh and Boone Shear will be forthcoming in the journal
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CERO Coop’s Direct Public Offering featured on #GRITtv
CERO Cooperative is featured in this half hour GRITtv show on local investment and moving your money. Description: Why is
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