The New Economy Coalition recently released “Pathways to a People’s Economy,” a Policy Toolkit developed by a team of NEC member organizations to amplify policy wins happening on the ground and provide real examples of how to shift our economy from the bottom up. It provides tools for communities and organizations to make concrete policy demands to advance an economy for, by, and with the people.
Join NEC and the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) and Illinois Coalition for Cooperative Advancement for an hour-long webinar to dig deeper into the Toolkit and hear how communities across the country can use policy as a tool for advancing solidarity economies.
Shavaun Evans, Co-Director of NEC will walk participants through the Toolkit and detail the landscape of activism and policy that helped shape its development and content; Yassi Eskandari of SELC will discuss how our communities can use policy to advance solidarity economies – including worker cooperatives and community-controlled housing – and how everyone can and should engage in policy change; and Renee Hatcher will share her organizing and coalition efforts with the Illinois Coalition for Cooperative Advancement that led to the passage of the Illinois Limited Worker Cooperative Association Act – a state law to recognize and support worker owned businesses.
Shavaun Evans (New Economy Coalition)
Yassi Eskandari (Sustainable Economies Law Center)
Renee Hatcher (Illinois Coalition for Cooperative Advancement)
Training Length and Type:
60 minutes per session
Connect as an individual
Thursday, March 12th
From 12-1pm PST/ 2-3pm CST/ 3-4pm EST
This training is ideal for:
People interested in policy advocacy to advance solidarity economies. Community organizers and activists.
Participants will leave with:
- An intro to the toolkit’s themes, sections, narrative, and content
- Increased understanding and excitement about the role and power of policy in building the solidarity economy movement
- Increased understanding about why policy can be used as a tool for solidarity economies in this moment
- An understanding of how local communities have used policy organizing to advance solidarity economies
What do you do to prepare?
Please choose a location with a strong internet connection, where you are able to share and listen comfortably. You’ll need a laptop or desktop computer, with video and headphones.
Please indicate if you would like to be added to the PeoplesHub and New Economy Coalition mailing list in your registration.
Prior to the workshop, participants are encouraged to visit and view peopleseconomy.org and view https://peopleseconomy.org/illinois-resolution/
Free or by donation!