Sep 28, 2015 Monday
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

The Solidarity Economy meets human needs through economic activities–like the production and exchange of goods and services–that reinforce values of justice, ecological sustainability, cooperation, and democracy. Projects like Trade School can only be successful in communities that honor self-organization, local wisdom, and mutual aid. Are there people out there that want to create a group of organizations who are committed to working together to organize spaces, raise funding, and share resources? Does Indy have strong solidarity efforts? Are you a community leader working to create jobs, produce food, house families, educate yourselves, entertain your communities, access healthcare, restore the environment, or organize any other social justice movement using solidarity practices? Join us for an open discussion where we'll share knowledge on the incredible work people in our networks are doing, and come up with ways in how we can work together to build Indy's alternative economy. The goal of this first class is to find a group of people that want to create a system similar to our friends in NYC: *Bring information on solidarity efforts you are inspired by or currently leading! This workshop is for community members that are ready and willing to take action immediately!

Bring one of the following:
information to share on the work you are currently doing
information to share on the work you are inspired by that you would like to do

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!