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Resist & Build In-Person Gathering

The Resist & Build Summit will host an in-person gathering to bring together key translocal and national organizations working for post-capitalist system change.

Friday, October 20, 2023, 5:30 PM - Sunday, October 22, 2023, 2:00 PM (UTC-06:00)


WHAT: Originally planned as a 3-day strategic meeting among U.S.-based solidarity economy organizations at the Highlander Center to respond to a critical historical moment, Resist & Build became a 4-part virtual gathering in the Spring of 2020 in the wake of a global pandemic.

Our goals included articulating a collective position on connecting resist and build efforts, sharpening our analysis of system-change and a post-capitalist framework, and better coordinating and working together, which expanded to include solidarity economy (SE) responses to the pandemic and connections with the largest movement mobilization in U.S. history – the uprisings in defense of Black lives.

WHO: The space is open to any individual working with an organization in the solidarity economy movement, recognizing that this is a space for SE orgs doing work in a trans-local capacity (working across specific geographies, working nationally, coordinating with other groups across various geographies, etc.)

WHEN: Resist and Build from October 20-22, 2023 (recommended arrival - before 5pm October 20).

Kali Akuno will offer a public presentation on the Solidarity Economy on Friday, October 20th at 7pm.

The USSEN Board will convene October 19-20 (recommended arrival for board members - before 6pm Oct 19).

WHERE: Richmond Hill Retreat Center in Richmond, Virginia which has single & double rooms w/some adjoining bathrooms and hosts a maximum capacity of 42.

COST: Our full cost for lodging and meals at this gathering will be ~$300 per person. Some portion of the cost of this gathering is being underwritten by USSEN. We will be launching a fundraising page for individuals and organizations to fund their participation at a level that is comfortable and supports our ability to host these gatherings in the future.

Participants need to make their own travel arrangements though we will likely provide shuttle service from nearby airports and train stations to the Retreat Center.

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