Solidarity Economy

The words “economy” and “solidarity” ... belong to separate “discourses.” “Economy” to factual language and scientific discourse; “solidarity” to a language of values and ethical discourse…

When we say “solidarity economy” we are asserting the necessity of introducing solidarity into the economy, and incorporating solidarity into the theory and practice of economics.”  – Luis Razeto Migliaro in Roads to a Solidarity Economy

Solidarity resources

Agile Learning Centers
Artesanos del Tiempo
Boston Ujima Project
C.A.S.A. Latina
C.A.S.A. Mexico
Casita Linda
Cidici-Unitierra Chiapas
Commons Network
Community Tool Box
Comunidad de Aprendizaje Autodirigido CAAD
Cooperation Jackson
Cooperativa NUHU
Coordinadora Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Pequeños Productores y Trabajadores de Comercio Justo
Democracy at Work
Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
dialogos comunitarios
Ecosol - Red de Economía Solidaria en México
El Portal de la Economía Solidaria
Estación BuenVivir
First North-South Conference on Degrowth-Descrecimiento
Fundación de Apoyo Infantil
Fundación Hogar del Empleado - educación + ecosocial
Global Ecosocialist Network
Global Ecovillage Network
Global Platform for the Right to the City
Global Social Economy Forum
Global Tapestry of Alternatives
Grassroots Economic Organizing
Ideas Verdes
Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy
Just Food
La Coperacha
Latinamerican Council of Social Sciences
Luis Razeto
Peak Prosperity
Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance
Platform Cooperative Consortium
Red de Educación y Economía Social y Solidaria
Rotary Midday
Rotary SMA Midday
The Center for Global Justice
The Next System Project
Tianguis Orgánicos de San Miguel de Allende (TOSMA)
Transition Network
Transition United States
Unión de Cooperativas Tosepan
Unitierra - Oaxaca
US Solidarity Economy Network
World Social Forum of Transformative Economies
Yocan Coop

The Education Collaborative envisions a Solidarity Economy Laboratory to provide spaces that could advance the transition to sustainable communities that put LIFE in the center.  This implies educational approaches which depart from many established educational practices in order to stress holistic learning and core values of mutual aid, cooperation, sustainability and harmony with nature. For this reason much attention would be devoted to:

  • Collective learning
  • Learning by doing
  • Reclaiming capacity to act
  • Developing capacities for self-organization
  • Action, reflection and transformation

In many ways, we already have a Solidarity Economy Laboratory here in Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende. There are many educational projects address the elements of a broad social and solidarity economy education. The organizations below are an example of just some of them.

Click on the + beside the organizations below to see some of the educational programs that they are offering: