About Solidarity Economics
Solidarity Economics uses data and analysis to contribute to a more powerful, well-resourced, and cross-sector movement for equity.
This project is a collaboration between Institute for Social Transformation, the Everett Program at UC Santa Cruz and USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute. We work in collaboration with social movements for economic, racial, and environmental justice to push forward a more unifying economic narrative that centers on the voices of marginalized communities.
Dr. Manuel Pastor | When we emerge from this crisis, it will be a bit like the end of a movie about an imagined apocalypse: Many people will be crawling out of their homes with their savings demolished, health shattered, jobs lost and education interrupted — and they will be suffering from trauma. Expecting everyone to just bounce back is a bit like thinking a computer-based vaccination system will give everyone an equal shot at a vaccine.
Dr. Manuel Pastor | No one should be surprised that America’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout system has produced sharp racial disparities in vaccination rates – the system has played upon existing inequalities from digital access, to quality of employment, to transportation access. Indeed, I would have flunked any of my graduate students had they failed to anticipate what was soon to occur. The positive news is that together with the business community, we can achieve vaccine equity in a way that gets us back on our feet for good.
Thank You To Our Sponsors
This project was made possible by The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), and was also supported in part by grants from SEIU, The James Irvine Foundation, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations.