Welcome Solidarity NYC and Grassroots Economic Organizing

May 2013

We are honored that Solidarity NYC and Grassroots Economic Organizing (GEO) have joined our co-op!  In 2000, GEO published "an Economy of Hope," a directory of the solidarity economy in the US.  Ethan Miller's work on this directory was one of the threads that led to the eventual creation of the Data Commons Project, which in July of 2012 became the Data Commons Co-op. Each step has been an experiment in how to build a directory that can keep pace with a movement, and play a role in strengthening it.  We're grateful to have Ethan's guidance on our board.  Solidarity NYC shows how a directory can play a central role in holding a mirror to a growing, complicated community and we look forward to learning from the NYC experience.