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Conversations on Community Wealth Building

Conversations on Community Wealth Building

Steve Dubb
August 17 2016

There's a movement afoot to build a more equitable, democratic economy in the United States. It's a movement led by community-based activists who, each in their own way, are building new institutions to support social and economic justice, rooted in community-controlled land and enterprises. This movement has a name: it's called community wealth building.  

Drawing on a decade's worth of conversations with key leaders in the growing field, from cooperative developers and community activists to impact investors and social enterprise innovators, this book of interviews from the Democracy Collaborative dives into the front lines of the movement to build community wealth.  Exploring both the breakthrough projects that helped define the field and the lessons learned when deep challenges presented themselves, Conversations on Community Wealth Building is a unique look at the people, practices, and policies behind the new equitable development models of the 21st century.

Collecting 34 interviews conducted by Democracy Collaborative Senior Fellow Steve Dubb, Conversations on Community Wealth Building is now available on Amazon or through your local independent bookstore.


Featuring interviews from...

Hilary Abell

Worker Cooperatives and Employee Ownership

Project Equity, Interviewed in 2010

Seema Agnani

Community Development Corporations

National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development,
Interviewed in 2007

Tony Brown

Community Investment and Institutional Strategies

Uptown Consortium,
Interviewed in 2007

José Corona

Social Enterprises and Innovation

Office of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf,
Interviewed in October 2014

Maggie DeSantis

Community Development Corporations

Building the Engine of Community Development in Detroit,
Interviewed in 2008

John Emmeus Davis

Land Banks and Community Land Trusts

Burlington Associates,
Interviewed in 2011

Rey España

Social Enterprises and Innovation

Native American Youth and Family Center,
Interviewed in 2014

Rosalind Greenstein

Land Banks and Community Land Trusts

Lincoln Land Institute,
Interviewed in 2007

Lisa Hagerman

Community Investment and Institutional Strategies

Double Bottom Line Partners,
Interviewed in 2010

Paul Hazen

Cooperatives

U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council,
Interviewed in 2012

Molly Hemstreet

Worker Cooperatives and Employee Ownership

Opportunity Threads,
Interviewed in 2014 by John Duda

Melissa Hoover

Worker Cooperatives and Employee Ownership

Democracy at Work Institute, 
Interviewed in 2010

Carla Javits

Social Enterprises and Innovation

REDF,
Interviewed in 2011

Blake Jones

Worker Cooperatives and Employee Ownership

Namaste Solar,
Interviewed in 2013

Emily Kawano

Worker Cooperatives and Employee Ownership

Center for Popular Economics,
Interviewed in 2015

Dan Kildee

Land Banks and Community Land Trusts

Land Bank Authority,
Interviewed in 2009

Ramón León

Cooperatives

Latino Economic Development Center,
Interviewed in 2009

John Logue

Worker Cooperatives and Employee Ownership

Ohio Employee Ownership Center,
Interviewed in 2008

Bernie Mazyck

Community Development Corporations

South Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations
Interviewed in 2011

Steven McCullough

Community Development Corporations 

Communities In Schools,
Interviewed in 2009

Caroline Murray

Community Organizing and Education

NYC Department of Education,
Interviewed in 2012

Rodney North

Worker Cooperatives and Employee Ownership

Equal Exchange,
Interviewed in 2012

Brenda Palms Barber

Social Enterprises and Innovation

North Lawndale Employment Network,
Interviewed in 2010

Ron Phillips

Community Development Financial Institutions

Capital for Opportunity and Change,
Interviewed in 2006

Raquel Pinderhughes

Community Organizing and Education

Roots of Success,
Interviewed in 2012

Mark Pinksy

Community Development Financial Institutions

Opportunity Finance Network,
Interviewed in 2009

Ai-jen Poo

Community Organizing and Education

National Domestic Workers Alliance,
Interviewed in 2014

Reverend Barry Randolph

Community Organizing and Education

Church of the Messiah
Interviewed in 2013

Seikatsu Club Consumers' Cooperative Union

Cooperatives

Interviewed in 2012

Michael Shuman

Community Investment and Institutional Strategies

Community Economist,
Interviewed in 2015

Kate Sofis

Social Enterprises and Innovation

SFMade,
Interviewed in June 2013

John Taylor

Community Organizing and Education

National Community Reinvestment Coalition,
Interviewed in 2010

Eric Weaver

Community Development Financial Institutions

Opportunity Fund,
Interviewed in 2008

Rob Witherell

Worker Cooperatives and Employee Ownership

United Steelworkers,
Interviewed in 2013