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Event Series Event Series: Solidarity Summer Series

An Introduction to The Solidarity Economy

July 20 @ 11:30 AM 2:15 PM EDT

The Solidarity Economy is a global movement to build a more fair, more sustainable economy. It’s an alternative to the dominant capitalism, where people and the planet are valued more than financial profit and communities organize themselves around shared values of democracy, cooperative ownership, and mutual respect for each other and the earth.

In this session, you’ll engage with local examples of the Solidarity Economy in Atlanta and beyond, including the Guild’s Community Stewardship Trust, and explore how it can reflect your values and benefits for your local community.

LEARNING GOALS:

  • Name the key components of the dominant economic system and values associated with it. 
  • Identify values you wish to see reflected in your community and notice the differences and similarities with the dominant economic system.
  • Understand and describe the solidarity economy as a framework for challenging the dominant economic system rooted in alternative values. 
  • Understand how these alternative values show up in examples of solidarity economy, and list some key ingredients for successful solidarity economy projects.
  • Explore, compare, contrast, and name benefits of the solidarity economy, including examples you relate to, are aware of, and/or already practice.

Lunch will be provided at 11:30, session begins promptly at 12:00 pm.

FACILITATORS:

Kiyomi Rollins – Founder, Kenekt Cooperative
Julian Hill – Asst. Professor of Law, Community Development & Entrepreneurship Law Clinic Georgia State University

VENUE:

Kenekt Cooperative

1492 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Atlanta, Georgia 30310 United States
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To ensure these classes are financially accessible to everyone, free tickets to all sessions are available on request. Please email us at cst@theguild.community to request a free ticket and/or to inform us of any accessibility needs.