I am taking part in the Social Justice Art Call of the What’s Next For Earth Project in response to the Think Resilience course lesson #18: Social Justice.
An excerpt of the lesson reads: “(…) there are specific, immediately accessible ways to build equity in our communities through common ownership. One way is through the promotion of cooperative enterprises. The original purpose of corporations was to pool capital to achieve socially useful but risky purposes, like building a bridge or roadway. Cooperatives—or co-ops—pool capital as well, but they are owned by their workers and/or customers, thereby granting ownership to the very people most involved and interested in the enterprise.”
Cooperation and connection on a local community level in the forms of cooperative enterprises are crucial ways of creating equity and equality on a community level. I want to show with my piece that if we engage in true cooperation with each other everyone will benefit, and so will the community as a whole. The synergies of that would be positive, flourishing and thriving results in creating healthy, sustainable lives, households and communities.
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