Baltimore Economic Democracy Conference

Here you’ll find a number of useful resources covering a wide range of topics featured at the Baltimore Economic Democracy Conference held May 16th-17th, 2014. Check back for updates and new additions as they become available!

Click here for our report on the conference, “Enthusiasm High For A New Economy For Baltimore.”

John Morris’ Power Point on Baltimore’s economic trajectory and development efforts in Old Town

Cooperatives/Food

To watch footage of the afternoon co-op session featuring an in-depth discussion of three models, click here.

Notes from both food sessions.

Dennis Olson’s presentation on “Building Alternative Sustainable Food Supply Chains (As If Workers Mattered) & the Promise of Union Co-ops”

Housing

Michael Brown’s presentation on the basics of Community Land Trusts.

Money & Finance

To watch footage of the morning “Rethinking Money” session featuring an in-depth discussion of money and debt, click here.

Notes from morning “Rethinking Money” session and from Participatory Budgeting session.

APPEAL, Inc’s slideshow (with narration)

Strike Debt’s presentation on how to get plugged into the debt resistance movement that has eliminated nearly $15 trillion in medical debt

Renewable Energy/Green Jobs

Notes from the morning session.

Eli Allen’s presentation on “Driving Equity: Advancing Justice in the Green Economy through Cooperative Purchasing”

White paper from MD SUN entitled “Solar barriers to entry for low and middle Income Marylanders: Identifying roadblocks and proposing solutions”

Videos

Opening plenary Friday, May 16, 2014 at The Real News Network

 

Opening plenary Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the University of Maryland School of Social Work

 

“Rethinking Money” session featuring an in-depth discussion of money and debt

 

Afternoon co-op session featuring an in-depth discussion of three models

 

Closing plenary session Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the University of Maryland School of Social Work