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Saturday, July 9 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Building the Global Social Solidarity Economy Movement

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Learn about the international Social Solidarity Economy Movement. What people are doing at the grassroots, at the country and continental levels. The work with other social movements (fair trade, the commons, food sovereignty, human rights, solidarity finance, gender, anti-discrimination, against exclusion, etc.) Promoting SSE in international institutions such as the UN Taskforce on SSE and other international institutions. The participants will be acquainted with the global movement and its work.

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Emily Kawano

Coordinator, USSEN / Wellspring Cooperative
Emily Kawano is an economist and the co-director of Wellspring Cooperative, a non-profit working to build a network of worker co-operatives in low income communities of Springfield, MA. She is also the coordinator of the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network and a Board member of RIPESS... Read More →
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Yvon Poirer

Secretary of the Board, CCEDNet
Yvon Poirier is Secretary of the Board of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet). Yvon Poirier is involved in the international work of CCEDNet since 2004. Since 2013 he is member of the Board of the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity... Read More →

Shigeru Tanaka

Vice executive director at Pacific Asia Resource Center (PARC), a people's think-tank based in Tokyo Japan, with experiences in researching misbehavior by Japanese development cooperation agencies and Japanese multinationals. Member of the RIPESS Board of directors since January... Read More →

Peter Utting

Peter Utting is Senior Research Associate, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), and International Co-ordinator, Center for Social Economy (CES), Nicaragua. Until September 2014 he was Deputy Director of UNRISD, and in 2013 founded and coordinated the... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
Bulger Communication Center West 2