Puerto Rico: Building a Social and Solidarity Economy
Eric Leenson traveled to the island November 7 – 13ththis year. While there he visited a number of community-based organizations including Boricuá Agroecologico, start up and well established cooperatives, as well as Nuestra Escuela. Additionally he met with several mayors and business leaders.
At the La Peña event he will provide an update on community economic development efforts one year after the destruction of Hurricane Maria and engage in a conversation with Bay Area residents interested and active in solidarity with Puerto Rico.
Eric is coordinator of the project Caribbean North American Laboratory of Social Economy (CANAL). CANAL’s mission is to stimulate a regional approach to the implementation of social economy initiatives through information transfers and transnational collaborative projects. CANAL includes among its participants, social economy organizations from Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States.
La Peña Cultural Center is located at 3105 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley (close to Ashby BART) Program will begin at 7pm and is free of charge.
IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND BUT WOULD LIKE TO KEEP UP WITH DEVELOPMENTS IN PUERTO RICO, CONTACT eleenson@