Sowing the Seeds for More Community-Based Economies

“You can’t hate someone who you know a lot about,” said keynote speaker Rachel Plattus, drawing on the words of Gladys Tantaquidgen, a famed Mohegan anthropologist. Plattus, in her address at the New Economy Summit in late January in Worcester, Massachusetts, made the case for relationship-building as a fundamental next step for social and economic justice activists.

The summit marked the event organizers’ second annual gathering. More than 100 people came to the event from throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic region.

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