Brooklyn

Solidarity Snapshot: René Vargas Martínez

Program Officer at Inclusiv How did you get into this work?  Helping consumers and defending students through my work with credit unions and at the University of Puerto Rico made me fall in love with the concept of access for … Read More

Participatory Democracy from Brazil to Brooklyn!

Tuesday May 21st, 6-8pm Room 3305 Boylan Hall Brooklyn College Hosted by the Center for the Study of Brooklyn Brazil has been a source of many participatory democracy innovations and Brooklyn has experienced a surge of such efforts in the … Read More

Solidarity Snapshot: Cole Carothers

Worker-Owner at Khao’na Kitchen How did you get into this work?  I moved to NYC in 2012 as a full time volunteer and organizer. I struggled to make ends meet and found myself trying to find the most filling, cheap … Read More

Snapshot: Samira Rajan

CEO, Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union How did you get into this work? I had been interested in issues around the distribution of wealth since undergrad when I studied economics. It seemed that the banking system, given the ability of … Read More

Snapshot: Zara Serabian-Arthur

How did you get to be a Filmmaker and Worker-Owner at Meerkat Media? I moved to NYC after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 2006, and was living with my partner and a few friends. Many of us were working in … Read More

New BQLT Partnership!

New BQLT Partnership! We are extremely excited to announce our new partnership with the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust, an organization that stewards 37 different gardens in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. Their gardens serve as classrooms, food production sites … Read More

Snapshot: Raina Kennedy

Organizer, Central Brooklyn Food Co-op How did you get into this work? In 2013 I was living in Flatbush, slogging my way through being underpaid and underemployed in various parts of the food industry, sad that the only way I … Read More

Cooperation in Childcare

Last month researchers, developers, academics, and cooperators got together to discuss the following question: how can we use success stories to build out childcare cooperatives as a solution to the problems in NYC? The convening centered around a report done … Read More

LGBTQ Accessibility in Co-ops

Just last month, worker-owners from Sunset Scholars Tutoring Cooperative and Trusty Amigos Dogwalking Cooperative held a workshop on LGBTQ competency for worker-owners and allies. A representative from the NYC Commission on Human Rights came to meet the following goals: Increase … Read More

Snapshot: Rachel Isreeli

Worker Cooperative Developer at the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park Cooperative Development Program How did you first get into this work? I came into the world of cooperativism having worked primarily at the intersection of gender, labor and … Read More

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