Post Capitalism Conference: Building a Solidarity Economy with David Cobb

April 22, 2021 - 12:00pm to April 25, 2021 - 10:30pm
Zoom webinar

The conference is envisioned as a virtual space for grassroots organizations, community activists, educators, students, and others committed to social and environmental justice to come together to exchange experiences/information, strengthen alliances and networks, and devise strategies to create an explicitly post-capitalist society using the “Solidarity Economy” framework.

The approach is grounded in the following core principles:
• Solidarity, cooperation, mutualism
• Equity in all dimensions–race/ethnicity/nationality, class/gender/sexual orientation
• Participatory democracy
• Sustainability

Goals of this gathering this weekend are to :
1. Educate folks about what we mean by a “solidarity economy.”
2. Strengthen existing progressive orgs, especially those doing solidarity economy work.
3. Create a space for progressive organizations to share best practices and collaborate across issues and constituencies toward collective liberation.
4. Co-create concrete “Next Steps” for how we can implement cooperative economic practices in our community.

The conference will offer 21 sessions facilitated by movement leaders, practitioners and scholars.  Panelists include People's Strike leaders Kali Akuno and Wende Marshall.
They will be joined by many  prominent progressive luminaries including:
Rick Wolff (Democracy at Work), Emily Kawano, (US Solidarity Economy Network), Chase Iron Eyes (Last Real Indians), Nati Linares (New Economy
Coalition), Kaitlin Reed (Humboldt State), Gloria Mattera (Green Eco-Socialsit Network), David Korten (Yes! Magazine), Margaret Kimberly (Black Agenda Report), Mike Strode (Koala Nut Collaborative), Ramon Tores (Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad), Melezia Figueroa (Cooperative New School) and many more!

Registration and more information, including extensive speaker list

Anchored by: Humboldt State University Native American Studies, Politics, Sociology and Environmental Studies Departments; Cooperation Humboldt; New York Ecosocialist Forum;  California Faculty AssociationUCSB EJ/CJ Hub
Co-Sponsored by: California Progressive Alliance,  Eco Vista, Green Eco-Socialist Network, Socialism and Democracy, US Solidarity Economy Network, New Economy Coalition, People’s Strike, PICOC, Transition US.