Solidarity Economics: OUR Movement, OUR Economy

Join us for an event with prominent national policy advocates and social movement leaders in conversation with Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor on their forthcoming book Solidarity Economics: Why Mutuality and Movements Matter.

Solidarity Economics is an economic frame that recognizes that people are not just individuals, but also members of broader social groups and communities; that people are motivated not just by self-interest, but also by caring for others and a desire for belonging; and that we can and should build our economy not on an embrace of individuality and competition, but rather on a sense of the commons and our shared destiny.

This conversation delves deeply into the concept of Solidarity Economics, its meaning and how to enact change that is real in terms of policy and power. It also discusses how we can expand the notion of Solidarity Economics in our movements and how Solidarity Economics can provide a useful framework to change the narrative of OUR economy.

Featured Speakers:


  • Chris Benner, Professor, Director of the Institute for Social Transformation at UC Santa Cruz
  • Manuel Pastor, Distinguished Professor, Director of the Equity Research Institute at the University of Southern California
  • Felicia Wong, President and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute


Co-sponsored by: UCSC Institute for Social Transformation and USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute.

To pre-order your copy of the book visit Bookshop Santa Cruz or Polity Books.

Thursday, November 4 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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