Cooperativism & the Solidarity Economy

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Juan Gerardo Domínguez Carrasco

Cooperatives have been recognized globally as the most important agent in the construction of a new society and as key to the advancement of the new world envisioned in the World Social Forum. Both the United Nations and recent forums, such as the bi-annual Mont Blanc Meeting in France, conclude that the values and principles with which cooperatives and solidarity economy projects operate, make these movements a promising tool for emancipatory social movements.

Juan Gerardo Domínguez is closely involved in the cooperative movement in Mexico and internationally. Since 1990, he has worked with SCAAS-- Sociedad Cooperativa de Asesores para el Avance Social (Cooperative Advisors for Social Advancement)—an organization that has aided the formation of more than 100 cooperatives in 25 Mexican states in areas such health, community agriculture, recycling, handicrafts and fisheries. He has written extensively on cooperatives and the solidarity economy and has participated in numerous international meetings on the topic. He is also a member of the leadership committee of Mayfirst/People-Link, a technology cooperative with branches in the United States and Mexico.

Upcoming Forums & Films

Monday, July 22, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Robert Meeropol
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71 years after the U. S. Government executed Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on charges of “conspiring to steal the secret of the atomic bomb,” is Ethel Rosenberg finally about to be exonerated?

Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, was six years old in 1953 when his parents were executed. In the 1970s, he... Read more

Monday, August 5, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Book Party
Cynthia Yoder
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Cynthia Yoder's memoir tells her story of working in a new university in Palestine during a time of political strife and upheaval. She describes the joys of life in Palestine against the backdrop of military occupation and the second intifada, which began soon after she arrived in 2000. Rather than give political analysis, the book... Read more

Monday, August 12, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Vijay Prashad
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Each year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) releases its World Migration Report.  In 2000, it wrote that “it is estimated that there are more migrants in the world than ever before.” Between 1985 and 1990, the IOM calculated, that the rate... Read more