A Conversation About Values Driven Worker/Owner Cooperatives and A Left Agenda to Support and Help Build Them All Over the Place.

Host/Sponsor: 
Democracy At Work New York

Description:

Democracy At Work New York is 16 months into a commitment to bridge people, The Resistance, convinced that we can do better than Capitalism, and activism in support of building out a values driven Solidarity Economy based on Worker/Owner Cooperative Enterprises. New York City is at the same time a place filled with dynamic neighborhood based Political and Social Activism and, owing to the vast concentrations of money and power, impenetrable to systemic economic and political change. Yet over the last decade more than 50 worker/owner cooperative enterprises have been established supported and coordinated in lots of different ways by a growing community of organizations and people convinced that they are the building blocks for a new New York City political economy. It is an imperative that support for these efforts be linked to the Left anti-capitalist Agenda.
Time: 
FRIDAY November 3rd - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room: 
TE-107

Chair

First Name: 
Alan
Last Name: 
Schulman
Affiliation: 
Democracy At Work - New York
Schulman is a veteran of more than 50 years of Public Education (teacher, administrator, Department of Education Special and International Projects Coordinator) and Neighborhood based Activism. He currently serves as the Program Coordinator and National Representative of Democracy at Work New York which he founded with D@WNY Chief Economist Richard Wolff in 2016.

Speaker 1

First Name: 
Liz
Last Name: 
Phillips
Affiliation: 
Democracy At Work
Liz Phillips is a co-lead organizer with Democracy at Work - Los Angeles, where she heads content production. Co-founded by Prof. Richard D. Wolff, Democracy at Work (D@W) advocates for worker cooperatives and democratic workplaces as a key path to a stronger, democratic, economic system.

Speaker 2

First Name: 
Richard
Last Name: 
Wolff
Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and currently a Visiting Professor in New School University in New York. Published books include Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens (Haymarket 2016), Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism (Haymarket 2012) and Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian (MIT Press 2012), with Stephen Resnick. He hosts a weekly radio and TV program, “Economic Update.” Beside regular media appearances, his work is gathered at democracyatwork.info and rdwolff.com.

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Left Forum and LA Progressive
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