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, 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 marginalized voices.
In this book Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor invite us to imagine and create a new sort of solidarity economics – an approach grounded in our instincts for connection and community – and in so doing, actually build a more robust, sustainable, and equitable economy.
Solidarity Economics is an essential read for anyone who longs for an economy that can generate prosperity, provide for all, and preserve the planet.
Dr. Chris Benner and Dr. Manuel Pastor’s Solidarity Economics is visualized in their new comic. This comic highlights central aspects to understanding solidarity economics and implementing the approach in your own communities.
Applying Solidarity Economics Principles
Movements, Mutuality & Momementum
A talk with the Renewal Initative Team at PICO California. Manuel Pastor highlights the importance of economic narratives and how to reimagine while lifting up commonality.
Housing in the Monterey Bay area
This is part of a series on how Solidarity Economics principles of mutuality and
movements can be applied to help promote inclusive economic development in the
Monterey Bay region.
Solidarity Economics in the News
September 15, 2022 By Tess Kenny SEASIDE — After two years of convening virtually, the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership’s annual State of the...
January 3, 2022 By Kelly Candaele Manuel Pastor and Chris Benner are both professors and public policy experts, Pastor at USC, Benner at the...
October 13, 2021 By Allison Arteaga SoergelFaculty members at UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) and the University of Southern California (USC) released a new...
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.