Concurrent Town Halls in Various Locations
Parallel sessions open up spaces where you can learn about the projects of your fellow participants from around the world. They amplify the unique potential of all of us being together at The New School. Think of the format of this session as a topically-focused town hall; it is not a traditional panel. Each speaker has 5 minutes to introduce their work. The second hour of the session is dedicated to discussion that promptly engages the people who are not on the stage. Find the presentations in the File Swap folder linked below.
About This Town Hall
While platform co-ops, just like all cooperatives, promise shared ownership and democratic governance, they are not exempt from conflicts around race, gender, class, ability, sexual orientation and identity. By fighting against everything from systemic inequities to microaggressions, how can cooperatives become more self-aware and inclusive, and even lead the fight for intersectional solidarity? What are common blindspots in cooperatives that fail to see these issues and act on them?
The hashtag for this track is #IntersectionalSolidarity
Would you like to dig deeper, learn more about the discussed topics, or have documents to share? Download PDFs of the presentations, background readings, and/or upload your own materials to this folder
McKenzie Wark Author & member at the Council of Advisors of the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy
Jessica Gordon-Nembhard Author, Professor, John Jay College, City University of NY
Sujatha Jesudason Affiliate Faculty, the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy
Mark Lipton graduate professor of Management at The New School
Leo Sammallahti Co-founder, WeCo
Salonie Hiriyur Muralidhara Senior Associate at SEWA Cooperative Federation