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5 May 2010
Social Forums and People’s Assemblies in the USA

1 May 2010
The USA Charter: Youth Charter of Responsibilities by Nina GREGG

Intergenerational workshop on the economy and social justice - 1 December 2009, by Nina GREGG

The Knoxville (Tennessee) Solidarity Economy Group led a 3-hour workshop on June 27, 2009 for an intergenerational group at the Highlander Research and Education Center (HREC). Twenty-five young people who are participants in STAY (a multi-state initiative focused on creating the community resources necessary so young people can stay in the region for education and employment), twelve members of the Appalachian Community Fund’s (ACF) Board of Directors and several Highlander staff worked (...)

Who’s Responsible for the Economy? - 7 May 2009, by Nina GREGG

Nina Gregg, Charter of Human Responsibilities, and Wolfgang Hoeschele, geographer at Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, co-led a workshop titled “A Liberatory, Equitable, and Sustainable Economy” at the first US Forum on the Solidarity Economy. The Forum at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst from March 19-22, 2009 was convened by the US Solidarity Economy Network in partnership with the Universidad de los Andes from Venezuela and RIPESS-North America, the (...)

The Solidarity Economy and Responsibility - 19 June 2008, by Nina GREGG

Twenty-four activists and educators from five states met for two days at the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tennessee to learn about the Solidarity Economy and build relationships for future work together. The group included people working on immigrant rights, sustainability education, living wages, police brutality, the cradle to prison pipeline, using art for social change, alternatives to militarism, community building, sustainable economic development, youth (...)

A Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq - 13 May 2008

The unpopularity across the US of the war in Iraq is well documented. Yet the efforts of individuals and groups in the US and elsewhere to end the war are having no apparent impact on US policy: as Christopher Hayes wrote in the April 14, 2008 issue of The Nation: It is in this context that a group of Democratic Congressional candidates, retired military officers and national security officers have released A Responsible Plan to End the War. The 36-page Plan is part of a campaign to (...)

Contact us - 10 May 2008

Coordinator of the US Charter Committee: Nina Gregg charter.US y2W alliance21.org

Global Corporate Social Responsibility Proposed for 21st Century - 31 January 2008

What does corporate social responsibility mean in a global economy? To whom are international enterprises accountable? And who decides? In the Winter 2008 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review, GERALD F. DAVIS,. MARINA V.N. WHITMAN and MAYER N. ZALD take a look at the meaning of corporate social responsibility in a global economy. Their article considers how approaches towards CSR differ in the US (focused on governance), Europe (focused on product and environmental safety) and among international non-governmental organizations (focused on human and labor rights).

Making Accountability Accountable - 25 June 2007

article by George Lakoff, Glenn W. Smith °° Introduction, by Nina Gregg What does responsibility mean? In this article, George Lakoff, a well-known professor of linguistics at University of California, Berkeley, and author of several influential books (Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think and Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values, Frame the Debate) examines several examples of public assertions of responsibility and analyzes the different meanings ‘accountability’ and (...)

INTRODUCTION - 8 March 2006, by Nina GREGG

During the year 2005, the coordination of the Regional Charter Committee for the United Stated, that was hold by Rob Wheeler, has been taken up by Nina Gregg, who, as a new member of the Charter Team, will take the opportunity of her networks in the country to introduce the Charter and promote discussion of the concept of ‘responsibility’. The activities lead in 2005 are modest, given the recent change of the coordinator for the US Committee, which reduced the work rhythm. The activities (...)

Methodologies - 14 February 2006, by Nina GREGG

United-States - We will use electronic communication (web presence with interactive capacity) and print materials for general communication.

A New Brochure Available! - 1 December 2006, by Nina GREGG

; The brochure is designed as an invitation, to welcome and encourage participation in the Charter project throughout the US. The section "What You Can Do" offers examples of activities that individuals and groups can hold in their communities, workplaces, schools and civic organizations. The section "Reflection and Action" provides examples of how the Charter is being used as a focus of activities around the world. We hope the brochure will inspire people to initiate conversations and (...)

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