MBEP 8th Annual State of the Region Keynote Speech
October 14, 2022
Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) hosted its 8th Annual State of the Region, bringing together a cross-sector gathering of business, government, educational and non-profit leaders to discuss some of the biggest challenges facing the region. Keynote speakers Drs. Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor shared their research on the importance of solidarity and mutuality in economic growth, as well as embracing terminology that is inclusive.
Movements, Mutuality & Momementum
January 28, 2022
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.
Solidarity and Mutuality: Manuel Pastor – Future Hindsight
December 30, 2021
In order to repair our current social contract, we must first repair our relationship to the Commons. Our economy currently prioritizes property protection, wealth protection, and disproportionate power, while often disregarding the realities of human life. Social movements can create a sense of mutuality, of what we hold in common, and amass power to retake the Commons. Turning to each other has never been more effective.
POWER, PLANET, POLICY: Solidarity Economics and Climate Justice
November 13, 2021
In this session at the Bioneers Conference, Natalie Hernandez from Climate Resolve, and Nailah Pope Harden of ClimatePlan, joined Manuel Pastor and Chris Benner to discuss how these concepts apply in the realm of solidarity with people and the planet, and how we can make this real in terms of policy and power in this moment.
Solidarity Economics: Mutuality, Movements and Momentum
November 13, 2021
In a world wracked by income inequality, social divisions, and ecological destruction, can we build an alternative economics based on mutual cooperation and respect for our environmental commons? Among the nation’s most influential progressive thought leaders, activists and scholars, Manuel Pastor taps his new book, written with his long-time colleague Chris Benner, to propose that drawing on our instincts for connection and community can actually help create a more robust, sustainable, and equitable economy.