[OCT 27] Solidarity Economy: Economic Development Policy & the Role of the Public Sector

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11 AM – 1 PM
Martin Luther King Branch Cleveland Public Library, 1962 Stokes Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Please join DSA’s Solidarity Economy Committee Saturday at 11 am at the MLK Library for part two of our Study and Action Series. We’re setting out to answer the following question: What should the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County do to develop a solidarity economy in our region?

Cleveland and Cuyahoga County spend millions each year to grow the economy. Where does that money go today? What can local governments do differently to promote worker cooperatives and other elements of the solidarity economy?

We’ll compare policies in our area with policies in other areas where worker cooperative ecosystems are thriving. We’ll identify the policies we’d like Cleveland and the County to develop, and work as small groups to come up with ways to pitch those policies to voters in a hypothetical ballot initiative.

Remarks on Two Tomorrows by Sam Allard

Coop ecosystems by Democracy at Work Institute

Meeting details:
Cleveland Public Library – Martin Luther King Jr. Branch – Meeting Room
1962 Stokes Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106
Saturday, October 27th, 11AM – 1PM
Here’s a link to the agenda we’ll be passing out at the meeting. It’ll be finalized the day of the meeting:

Right after the session we’ll head to the west side to join the rest of DSA to canvass for Issue 1 at 2 pm.

A reminder that part three of our Study and Action Series is cooperative housing. We’ll meet on November 17 at 2 pm.

The Study and Action Series will culminate in the Action Lab on Saturday, December 1, 10 am – 3 pm. There we’ll bring together everything we’ve learned and make a plan for how we want to promote an economy based in solidarity. All are welcome to attend.

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