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Sunday, July 10 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Anchor Institutions and Frontline Communities

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Universities and hospitals buy more than $1 trillion each year in the US, but how much is going to support co-ops / new economies? They can be a vehicle for rapid scaling up and long-term sustainability (especially in food systems), but have been criticized for driving a top-down process with unhealthy race and class power dynamics. This interactive workshop will explore successes and challenges of organizing anchor institution campaigns that have workers, people of color and youth at the forefront.


Jeuji Diamondstone

Organizer with Worcester SAGE Alliance, permaculture activist and board member of U.S. Solidarity Economy Network and Co-op Power. Jeuji brings to economic organizing the ecological lens of permaculture and to both the solidarity and permaculture movements a focus on and commitment... Read More →
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Matt Feinstein

Co-Director, Media and Organizing Coordinator, Worcester Roots
Co-op and solidarity economy organizer based in Worcester, MA:Worcester Roots - grassroots co-op incubatorWorcester SAGE Alliance - alliance of co-ops and solidarity economy initiatives running a bottom up anchor institution campaignFuture Focus Media Co-op - member owner of this... Read More →

Sunday July 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Rockwell Hall 304