PeoplesHub Workshop – Connect online as an individual

Labor and Ownership:

What’s Capitalism and What’s Not?

 

As part of the Mapping Our Futures Economics and Governance Series, we will dig deeper into understanding what’s fundamental to the capitalist economy. Through the lens of our own experiences of work and ownership, we will develop a shared analysis of the relationship between owners and workers in a capitalist economy, especially in relationship to resource distribution and decision-making. Then, we will apply a definition of capitalism in order to make visible and notice existing non-capitalist activities. We’ll then apply our deeper understandings of capitalism to explore alternative structures.

 

Trainers:

 

David Ferris is the current steward of Highlander’s work in economic justice and social solidarity economies.

 

Elandria Williams is the Executive Director of PeoplesHub and worked with the Highlander Center and other partners to design the Mapping Our Futures curriculum.

Training Length and Type:

 

2 Hours

 

Connect as an individual

Workshop Offered: 

 

Monday, August 26

 

From 3:30-5:30pm PT/ 5:30-7:30pm CT/ 6:30-8:30pm ET

 

This training is ideal for:

 

Activists, organizers, community change makers, and people interested in learning more about the solidarity economy and how to apply it within the local community.

Training Outcomes

 

You will:

 

  • Recognize who owns and controls work and labor in our communities
  • Understand what is fundamental to capitalism
  • Reflect upon and share experiences of work and ownership
  • Analyze relationships between owners and workers, especially resource distribution and decision-making
  • Imagine structures beyond capitalism

 

What do you do to prepare?

 

Our workshops are participatory. We do not offer workshop participants recordings because of the intimate nature of our online workshop style. Your participation is an important part of the community learning process, so please join us for the live workshop.

 

Choose a location with a strong internet connection, where you are able to speak and listen comfortably. You’ll need a laptop or desktop computer, and headphones.

 

 

Cost

 

Choose what to pay, starting at $20. The true cost of this workshop is $50/person, which allows us to continue offering programs like this one and pay trainers a fair wage for their time and expertise. Like you, our trainers work hard for change in their communities and have often developed the knowledge, skill and gifts that they are offering through many unpaid hours — let’s support them to be sustainable in their work and craft!

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Trainers:

David Ferris (left)

David Ferris is the current steward of Highlander’s work in economic justice and social solidarity economies. They lead workshops in economics and governance, and participate in regional, national and international formations working to transform society to a solidarity economy and support local movement and efforts to build more just, democratic, and sustainable communities. They first became involved with Highlander in 2010 and have been incorporating popular education methods and tools ever since to organize communities, develop leaders, and take action.

 

Elandria Williams (right)

Executive Director of PeoplesHub, Elandria also provides development support to cooperatives, mostly in the Southern United States, and is a co-editor of Beautiful Solutions, a project that is gathering some of the most promising and contagious stories, solutions, strategies and big questions for building a more just, democratic, and resilient world. For the last eleven years Elandria worked at the Highlander Research and Education Center, first as the youth / intergenerational programs director and then helping co-coordinate Economics and Governance programs such as the Mapping Our Futures Curriculum and the Southern Grassroots Economies Project.