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Cheyenna Layne Weber: The Cooperative Economic Model Our Earth Needs

by Rootstock Radio

April 15, 2019

by Rootstock Radio

Today on Rootstock Radio, Brooklyn-based writer, community organizer and educator Cheyenna Layne Weber, talks about her pursuit of art and activism that elevates the needs of people and the planet over profits. A fixture in the organizing community, Cheyenna has been doing this kind of work for 20 years now and has no intention of stopping anytime soon. Hear about Cheyenna’s roots, her belief that everyone should be able to weigh-in on the way our economy works—just like everyone has a right to vote!—and what the organizations she’s involved with, including the Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City, are doing to support what she calls “solidarity economics.”

Headshot of Cheyenna Layne Weber.
Headshot of Cheyenna Layne Weber.

Tune in to hear about:

  • This term “solidarity economics” (also sometimes called “new economics” or “regenerative economics”) and what it means—not to mention how it relates to cooperation!
  • How many of New York City’s boroughs are involved in the solidarity economy network. (You might be surprised!)
  • The intersection of our economy and our environment, and how we can use improvements in one area to save the other.

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