Join us for the first Philly-wide Solidarity Economy Assembly, hosted by Making Worlds Bookstore. 5pm social mixer & 6pm event start
The Solidarity Economy Principles Project defines SE as, “an organizing framework for those who wish to create a systemic commitment to and practice of interdependence and collective liberation in the economic activities that meet our material needs. Solidarity economy rests on our shared values: cooperation, democracy, social and racial justice, environmental sustainability, and mutualism… Solidarity economies emerge from movements and integrate the three common strategies for social change: personal transformation, building alternative institutions, and challenging dominant institutions. Building solidarity economy movements requires building networks, federations, and coalitions that align with SE principles and practices. This is where we become truly powerful.”
This assembly aims to intentionally begin forging these “networks, federation, and coalitions” across all those in the Philly region working to build a just world. Invitation extended to groups doing work spanning mutual aid, land and food justice, housing, cooperative/democratic/and alternative economies, climate justice struggle, and how we “tell the story of our freedom”: artists, media, and technology workers. You’re all already doing incredible organizing. Our hope is to strengthen our networks so we can move forward together with intention and… solidarity. Link in bio to sign-up. Event is hybrid. It will be facilitated by Esteban Kelly, Executive Director of USFWC. Jamila Medley, former Executive Director of PACA and one of the original writers of the SE Principles, will ground us in discussing the frameworks and hopes for the Solidarity Economy. We hope to see you there.