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Solidarity Economy Summer Series

The Guild team poses in front of 890 Dill Ave

The Solidarity Economy

Saturday, July 20, 11:30 am – 2:15 pm

The Solidarity Economy

Saturday, July 20, 11:30 am – 2:15 pm

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.

Community Owned Real Estate Development

Thursday, July 25, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Community Owned Real Estate Development

Thursday, July 25, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In this session, you’ll learn about different real estate ownership models, including how the Community Stewardship Trust‘s real estate model works. You will be learn the regulatory, financial, community, and operational aspects of real estate development, and how the CST approaches these to create affordable, community owned real estate in partnership with local residents and organizations.

Finance & Community Investment

Saturday, July 27, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Finance & Community Investment

Saturday, July 27, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

This session will enable attendees to explore and compare different investment options, including community focused options such as the Community Stewardship Trust. It will provide an overview on evaluating a healthy community project and provide an overview of the financial practices and approaches of the CST.

Stewardship & Governance

Thursday, August 1, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Stewardship & Governance

Thursday, August 1, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In this session, attendees will learn about and engage in various models of cooperative and community governance. You’ll explore the Community Stewardship Trust’s (CST) governance model and practices and learn about about challenges and solutions for collectively stewarding real estate properties.

Introduction to the People’s Community Land Trust (PCLT)

Saturday, August 3, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Introduction to the People’s Community Land Trust (PCLT)

Saturday, August 3, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

This workshop will give participants an understanding of Community Land Trusts (CLTs) as a way to create permanently affordable housing in neighborhoods. CLTs emerged from the Civil Rights era as a direct response to housing and land discrimination that Black communities face.

Joining the CST & Celebration

Tuesday, August 6, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Joining the CST & Celebration

Tuesday, August 6, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

As the final session of the #SolidaritySummer Series we’ll walk attendees through the process of becoming a community investor in the Community Stewardship Trust (CST.) You’ll understand what it means to become a CST investor, what you get in return, and how to sign up when the investment offering opens up in November. Completing this session is the only course requirements for becoming a community investor.