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Saturday, July 9 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Confronting Capitalism in the Solidarity Economy

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How can we develop campaigns that make an immediate material difference in people's lives AND build long-term political and economic power in our communities? This session will dive into some potential strategies for how we can run direct action campaigns that confront capitalism while simultaneously building the world that we want to live in. We will create space for people to share stories about their work and explore questions around how we relate the solidarity economy to other movements for justice.

Speakers
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Tia Byrd

Tia Byrd has been involved in organizing work with MORE since the fall of 2014. Her work began with the mobilization of activist and citizens for Ferguson October. She has continued her work with the org with a focus around eminent domain abuse, land access and urban agriculture. Though she is now one of the directors of MORE she continues to manage their community garden and works with Solidarity Economy on plans to develop a black co-op network... Read More →
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Julia Ho

Julia Ho is a community organizer with Solidarity Economy St. Louis. Since the Ferguson uprising in August 2014, she has worked with Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) on campaigns for racial justice and municipal court reform. Currently, she is working to incubate Black co-ops, advocate for food justice, build mutual aid networks, implement restorative justice practices, and promote community development of vacant land.


Saturday July 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Ketchum Hall 118


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