Back to All Events

Solidarity Economy 101 Meetup with Teaming with Fungi

Are you interested in learning about economic models that center people and planet over profit? Do you want to see what democratically-governed and collectively-owned enterprises exist in New York City? Curious about what ‘solidarity economy’ means?

In this two-hour workshop we will discuss:

  • Our current economic model—capitalism—and the ways in which it neglects those most marginalized among us (working class people, poor people, people of color, disabled people, queer people, transgender people, immigrants, etc.).

  • Cooperative economic models—what we call “The Solidarity Economy”—how they function and why they matter to everyday New Yorkers.

  • What the Solidarity Economy looks like in New York City and how New Yorkers can plug in.

About the facilitator:

Jess Turner is a black herbalist, urban farmer and educator helping marginalized communities build autonomy through land-based healing practices. She and comrades are in the planning stages of a worker-owned medicinal herb farm called Stellaria Farm Coop.


* 100% of ticket sales will be contributed to support the work of CEANYC and Prime Produce.
* No one turned away for lack of funds. Please get in touch for info (


CEANYC is the democratically-run, membership-based organization that brings together New York City’s cooperative and solidarity economy. CEANYC strengthens and expands community-led, democratically-controlled initiatives with the goal of building an economy based on values of social and racial justice, ecological sustainability, cooperation, mutualism, and democracy.

Prime Produce is a 501(c)3 non-profit and a membership cooperative. It is a guild for people who cultivate social innovation as a craft.