Join UCSC Institute for Social Transformation and USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute for an online event with prominent national policy advocates and social movement leaders in conversation with Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor on their forthcoming book Solidarity Economics: Why Mutuality and Movements Matter.
Register for this online event here. Preorder your copy of Solidarity Economics below.
Solidarity Economics is an economic frame that recognizes that people are not just individuals, but also members of broader social groups and communities; that people are motivated not just by self-interest, but also by caring for others and a desire for belonging; and that we can and should build our economy not on an embrace of individuality and competition, but rather on a sense of the commons and our shared destiny.
This conversation delves deeply into the concept of Solidarity Economics, its meaning and how to enact change that is real in terms of policy and power. It also discusses how we can expand the notion of Solidarity Economics in our movements and how Solidarity Economics can provide a useful framework to change the narrative of OUR economy.
- Chris Benner, Professor, Director of the Institute for Social Transformation at UC Santa Cruz
- Manuel Pastor, Distinguished Professor, Director of the Equity Research Institute at the University of Southern California
- Taifa Smith Butler, President of Demos
- Jennifer Epps-Addison, Network President & Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy
- Joseph Tomás McKellar, Executive Director of PICO California
- Felicia Wong, President and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute