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Solidarity Economics: OUR Movement, OUR Economy

Solidarity Economics: OUR Movement, OUR Economy

A conversation with prominent national policy advocates and social movement leaders on Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor's  forthcoming book Solidarity Economics: Why Mutuality and Movements Matter. This conversation delved deeply into the concept of...

The Renewable Resource of Mutual Care

The Renewable Resource of Mutual Care

January 3, 2022 By Kelly Candaele Manuel Pastor and Chris Benner are both professors and public policy experts, Pastor at USC, Benner at the University of California, Santa Cruz. While respected academics, both have worked tirelessly to put...

2021 Bioneers Conference

2021 Bioneers Conference

Bioneers 2021 makes the connections from ancient wisdom of forests to the visionary struggles of Amazonian First Peoples to protect the rainforest – from the wisdom of trauma for healing to Ecological Medicine and health equity – from the genius of...

Reimagining our economy for the benefit of all

Reimagining our economy for the benefit of all

October 13, 2021 By Allison Arteaga SoergelFaculty members at UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) and the University of Southern California (USC) released a new book, Solidarity Economics: Why Mutuality and Movements Matter, that offers a road map and conceptual...

For a Path Forward on Climate, Let’s Learn From the Original New Deal

For a Path Forward on Climate, Let’s Learn From the Original New Deal

Dr. Manuel Pastor and J. Mijin Cha | To envision a path forward on environmental policy, we should remember some key lessons from the original New Deal, the 1930s-era policies that pulled the United States out of the Great Depression through a combination of relief programs, public-works projects, financial reforms and progressive regulation.

After COVID-19, Here’s How We Can Make Sure Everyone Can Heal

After COVID-19, Here’s How We Can Make Sure Everyone Can Heal

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.

The Business Case for Vaccine Equity

The Business Case for Vaccine Equity

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.