Pandemics and community wealth: four stories of resilience
During crisis, what would have previously appeared to be radical may now seem to be moderate. Let us embrace this moment to highlight and model new ways of being, new ways of doing, while also restoring the best of the social fabric of yesterday. Crises focus and highlight these community wealth building efforts. Let’s focus on strengthening existing institutions and creating new ones that will support these new ways of being and doing post the pandemic.
The Kheprw family recently read and discussed “The Making of a Democratic Economy,” a book co-authored by Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard of the Democracy Collaborative. It highlights examples of a new economy that is emerging centered on cooperation and community wealth. This movement is not centrally organized but is making change from the bottom up through grassroots initiatives around the country, including Evergreen Cooperatives in Cleveland, Thunder Valley CDC in Pine Ridge and many more. Watch the video here.