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Boston Learns from Jackson MS

Boston Learns from Jackson MS

On Saturday April 28, the Solidarity Economy Initiative hosted “Learning from Jackson: Building a Solidarity Economy in Boston.” Almost 200 came to afternoon workshops and an evening program featuring Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson. This event had many co-sponsors, including from Tufts (Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning, Education, and Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, … Continue reading

Report Back: Commonbound Conference in Boston June 6-8

The New Economics Coalition held their national conference Commonbound at Northeastern University June 6-8, 2014. I had the opportunity to participate in several panels. Check out the conference site, with some video of plenary sessions. On Friday June 6, I gave a presentation at the Research Workshop on New Economy on “Emerging Solidarity Economy Initiatives … Continue reading

A New Economy Needed for True Interculturalism

A New Economy Needed for True Interculturalism

On November 2, 2012, I had the honor of speaking at the symposium “Political Space – Intercultural Intersections in Politics and the Economy,” sponsored by the Tufts Intercultural Practice Group. My opening remarks (see below) helped to make the connection between interculturalism and the economy, challenged participants to think differently about economy, and introduced the … Continue reading

Mel King: Practical Visionary

Mel King: Practical Visionary

On Wednesday October 10, 2012, Mel King shared his wisdom with a group of 100+ students, faculty, alumni, and friends at the Colloquium of the Tufts Department of Urban & Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP). On this special evening, Mel — one of our great practical visionaries — reflected on a lifetime of building community … Continue reading