Collective housing, cultural co-ops, land trusts, community banks are community-rooted enterprises that empower those that have been excluded from traditional economic institutions. Solidarity economy models exercised throughout the country are becoming viable solutions towards sustainable and economically just living.
Today, we’re visiting community-rooted enterprises where people are rethinking power and participation in their lives. Collective housing and cultural co-ops, land trusts and community banks are providing fundamental shifts in our workplaces, living spaces, and economic understanding of local communities.
This program was produced with support from the New Economies Reporting Project, funded with a grant from the Park Foundation.
Eri Oura – Cycles of Change, The Bikery
Devi Peacock – Peacock Rebellion, Liberating Ourselves Locally
Harper Bishop – Open Buffalo
Julia Ho – Solidarity Economy St. Louis
Iya Ifalola Omobola – Cooperation Jackson
Amara Enyia – Public Policy Expert
Host: R.J. Lozada
Producers: R.J. Lozada, Monica Lopez, Anita Johnson, Marie Choi
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor and Audience Engagement Director: Sabine Blazin
Special thanks to Rachel Dickson for recording panelists in Chicago.