Solidarity Economy St. Louis

Solidarity Economy St. Louis was the local co-host of CommonBound 2018. Solidarity STL is a network of groups and individuals striving to build and grow a “solidarity economy;" that is, an economy that embodies the values of justice, sustainability, self-determination, and cooperation while resisting the notion of “every person for themselves.” The necessary elements for building a solidarity economy are creation, resistance, and transformation. Solidarity Economy St. Louis' ultimate aim is economic, spiritual, and cultural liberation for all living beings. To achieve this, they believe that we must create just and sustainable systems for people to meet their basic material needs, resist exploitation by divesting from and directly challenging systems of capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy, and white supremacy, and transform our relationships with ourselves, others, and the planet.