A conversation with prominent national policy advocates and social movement leaders on Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor’s forthcoming book Solidarity Economics: Why Mutuality and Movements Matter.
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.
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.
Chris Benner is Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Manuel Pastor is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California
- Taifa Smith Butler, President of Demos
- Jennifer Epps-Addison, Network President & Co-Executive Director, Center for Popular Democracy
- Joseph Tomás McKellar, Executive Director of PICO California
Co-sponsored by: UCSC Institute for Social Transformation and USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute.