Worker Cooperatives

COVID and Cooperation in NYC: 2020 in Review

by Cheyenna Layne Weber and Ali Issa [This piece was submitted in November, 2020 and originally published early January, 2021 in the Japanese-language magazine Social Movements, in collaboration with The Seikatsu Club Consumers’ Co-operative Union (Seikatsu.) Founded in 1965, Seikatsu is a … Read More

Solidarity Snapshot / Perfil Solidaria: María Teresa López

Bookkeeper/Educator, A Bookkeeping Cooperative How did you get into this work? Why did you get into this work? My daughter  recommended that I get involved with a training program with the NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives and the CUNY School of Labor and … Read More

Solidarity Economy at Netroots

Cooperatives as a Tool for Social Justice Netroots Nation Conference July 11-13, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Social movements have long used economic cooperation towards liberation. In 1970s Philadelphia, Movement for a New Society created affordable housing co-ops for activists. During the … Read More

Solidarity Snapshot: René Vargas Martínez

Program Officer at Inclusiv How did you get into this work?  Helping consumers and defending students through my work with credit unions and at the University of Puerto Rico made me fall in love with the concept of access for … Read More

Participatory Democracy from Brazil to Brooklyn!

Tuesday May 21st, 6-8pm Room 3305 Boylan Hall Brooklyn College Hosted by the Center for the Study of Brooklyn Brazil has been a source of many participatory democracy innovations and Brooklyn has experienced a surge of such efforts in the … Read More

Solidarity Snapshot: Cole Carothers

Worker-Owner at Khao’na Kitchen How did you get into this work?  I moved to NYC in 2012 as a full time volunteer and organizer. I struggled to make ends meet and found myself trying to find the most filling, cheap … Read More

Samamkaya

  For Samamkaya, our embracing of yoga therapy extends to more than just how we teach yoga but also to how we run our organization. Yoga Therapeutics means approaching yoga as a method, a tool, and a philosophy to heal. … Read More

CLI Cohort 2018

  Ali Soofi Currently pursuing his bachelors degree in Environmental Science, Ali is an aspiring ecologist and conservation researcher. With experience managing both the Black Seed Farmers Market and the Regional Environmental Council’s Mobile Farmers Market in Worcester, Massachusetts, Ali … Read More

Snapshot: Ysanet Batista

Worker-Owner of Woke Foods Co-op Academy Teaching Assistant at Green Worker Cooperatives How did you get into this work? In 2015 I moved back to NYC after working in my home country of the Dominican Republic. I returned to NYC … Read More

Snapshot: Zara Serabian-Arthur

How did you get to be a Filmmaker and Worker-Owner at Meerkat Media? I moved to NYC after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 2006, and was living with my partner and a few friends. Many of us were working in … Read More

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