How do people not only develop a vision of a democratic economy rooted in values of solidarity, but organize to make that vision a collective reality? To address this question and their contributions, four authors from NPQ’s summer economic justice magazine engaged in a 90-minute conversation, talking about their articles and their movement work, addressing the concept of movement economies itself, and discussing how they believe movement groups can be effective agents in advancing systemic economic change. Participating in this conversation were the following NPQ authors:
- Davarian Baldwin is the Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and author of In The Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities Are Plundering Our Cities.
- A-dae Romero Briones (Cochiti/Kiowa) is vice president of research and policy and directs the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative at the First Nations Development Institute.
- Johanna Bozuwa is executive director of the Climate and Community Project, a network that seeks to draw on expert climate research and work at the intersection of economic, racial, and climate justice policy.
- Maurice Mitchell is national director of the Working Families Party, a leading movement theorist in the field, and a highly respected organizer and leader within the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) network.
Co-moderators for this conversation are NPQ economic justice editors Steve Dubb and Rithika Ramamurthy.
This webinar explores:
- What do we mean by movement economies?
- What does an intersectional approach to economic justice require? What lessons can be drawn on from historical experience?
- What crises are your communities experiencing? How are they responding?
- How are your communities engaging in economy building today?
- What kinds of coalitions need to come together to advance economic system change? How do we do that?
- What does winning look like?
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Davarian Baldwin, “Educational Purposes”: Nonprofit Land as a Vital Site of Struggle,” NPQ, July 26, 2023,
A-dae Romero Briones, “The Eldests: Stories of Economies,” NPQ, August 2, 2023.
Steve Dubb, and Rithika Ramamurthy, “Movement Economies: Building an Economics Rooted in Movement,” NPQ, July 19, 2023.
Steve Dubb, Rithika Ramamurthy, Johanna Bozuwa, and Daniel Aldana Cohen, “Building a Green, Equitable Economy: A Conversation with Steve Dubb, Rithika Ramamurthy, Johanna Bozuwa, and Daniel Aldana Cohen,” NPQ, August 16, 2023.
Steve Dubb, Rithika Ramamurthy, and Maurice Mitchell, “Building Movement-Accountable Government: A Conversation with Steve Dubb, Rithika Ramamurthy, and Maurice Mitchell,” NPQ, September 6, 2023.