We reached out to our friends at SolidarityNYC to ask for their thoughts on the new economy and how it intersects with their work. SolidarityNYC connects, supports, and promotes New York City’s solidarity economy.
Here’s what they had to say.
By Lauren Taylor Hudson and Cheyenna Weber
What does the new economy mean to your organization?
Cheyenna: Solidarity economy is a Latin American term, originally, and is in use globally within social movements seeking economic democracy. In the U.S. it is less responsive to trends in entrepreneurship or philanthropy, which we see as a strength, though it does mean we’re often asked to identify how it relates to sharing economy, new economy, green economy, cooperative economy, or collaborative consumption.