The Potential and The Problem of Solidarity EconomicsThe Potential and The Problem of Solidarity Economicshttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/165221Stokes CPGC Cafe2011-01-28T12:00:002011-01-28T13:00:00
January 28,2011 12:00PM–1:00PM
Stokes CPGC Cafe
A discussion sponsored by the Center for Peace & Global Citizenship featuring Professor Andy Lamas, Wharton Professor and co-founder of the Reinvestment Fund.
It's likely that you have participated in the "solidarity economy" without realizing it: non-profit organizations, credit unions, sustainable businesses, grocery and childcare cooperatives are all entities that could be considered part of this phenomenon. Join us to learn more about the growing solidarity economy from a leading practitioner and scholar.
CPGC will also be offering a local solidarity economy tour in April, in collaboration with Haverford Professor Craig Borowiak, who has helped the Philadelphia region's solidarity economy endeavors on the map, literally: http://www.haverford.edu/politicalscience/solidarityeconomy/. Stay tuned for details.
Professor Lamas is a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. His scholarship focuses on the theoretical and practical dimensions, as well as the philosophical and religious bases, of social justice and economic democracy in the context of urbanization.
In the 1980s, he served as the Managing Director of PACE, a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, which was one of the nation’s leading providers of technical assistance for cooperatives, and was the developer (in collaboration with the United Food & Commercial Workers union) of the O&O Supermarkets, the nation’s first network of employee owned and operated supermarkets. He was also a founding member of the Center for Community Self-Help--which provides financing for small businesses, nonprofits and homebuyers in North Carolina, especially to low-wealth minorities and women--and the Reinvestment Fund--which provides financing for affordable housing and community development in the Greater Philadelphia area.
In 2007 and 2008, he was on the National Urban Policy Committee of the Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama. He is also currently involved in the Bread & Roses Community Fund, and several other organizations.
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