October 30: Organizing for a New Economy
Hear about the growing New Economy movement, based on principles of cooperation, equity, democratic ownership, and ecological sustainability. Speakers will discuss initiatives that radically re-envision and democratize housing, work, and finance; expand economic opportunities in NYC’s low-income neighborhoods and communities of color; and challenge existing institutions and systems that led to the economic crash and have created unprecedented inequality.
Aleciah Anthony, Executive Director, Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition
Jordan Estevao, Campaign Director, National People’s Action
Nick Iuviene, Program Director, Just Urban Economies, MIT CoLab
Cheyenna Weber, Member/Co-Founder, SolidarityNYC
November 13: Spotlight on Worker Co-ops
This session will provide an overview of the worker coop landscape in New York, and highlight initiatives to scale up and connect coops across different sectors. Learn how your organization and members can plug into NYC’s cooperative economy.
Vanessa Bransburg, Director of Cooperative Development, Center for Family Life
Manuel Escobar, Worker-Owner, Roca Mia Construction, Inc., Far Rockaway, Queens
Brendan Martin, Founder and Executive Director, The Working World
December 4: Community Land Trusts in NYC
Learn the ABCs of Community Land Trusts (CLTs), and how community groups have used them to create truly affordable housing, and to combat displacement, gentrification, and homelessness. Hear from CLT organizers, who will describe efforts to establish CLTs in New York City to promote development of housing and green space for and with community members not served by the private housing market.
Kendall Jackman, Housing Campaign Leader, Picture the Homeless
Katy Lyle, Board Member, Cooper Square Community Land Trust
Peter Marcuse, Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University