Here’s How One NYC Neighborhood is Using Cooperation to Overcome Gentrification

New York recently made history by deciding to contribute millions of city funds towards worker cooperative development. And that decision is already having an impact across neighborhoods. Here’s one fascinating story of how our friends at The Working World and the Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation are starting cooperatives to overcome gentrification in Bed-Stuy for the good of long time residents.

This short was produced by The Laura Flanders Show, who we collaborated with to make the free documentary Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time.

Watch the video below, then why not try to play out a similar scenario in Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives. Or read more about the history of cooperation as a tool for community economic resilience in For All The People.

 

 

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