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Friday, June 19 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Tandas (Savings Circles) as a Step to Economic Autonomy

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Democratic ownership strategies are all the rage these days. There is increasing excitement around land trusts, worker cooperatives, and other forms of community-supported business. However, for many of us doing grassroots work in communities, these projects can seem impossibly out of reach due to lack of adequate start-up funds. In this session, we will explore the creation of tandas/savings circles and ways that savings circles can help us get some of the start-up cash our communities need.


Nicole Marin Baena

I grew up in an immigrant family in the South. My parents were textile workers, and when the factories started to close (after NAFTA), my family would move to wherever there was a mill still open; from town to town all across Appalachia. I experienced firsthand how companies can extract... Read More →

Friday June 19, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Education Building: Room 200