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"Resist and  Transform"

Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy

June 9-11, 2017 (NYC)

Founder and Executive Director Elizabeth L. Carter speaking on a plenary session (Transforming our Cities: Strategies for Local Economic Democracy) on the potential for worker cooperatives to be a tool for both resistance in volatile times as well as a building block for transforming our economy and society. Specifically, Elizabeth spoke on her role at the City of Newark where she initiated and managed various cooperative projects sponsored by the City and the importance of grassroots cooperative development through organizations such as the Urban Cooperative Enterprise Legal Center.