Cooperation Los AngelesJoin us on Friday, 3/31/23 at 9:00 AM PT to debrief the Los Angeles People's Movement Assembly.
We believe that the city of Los Angeles is ripe for building a new, cooperative ecosystem. An emergent landscape of economic and political alternatives is thriving alongside a robust movement for housing justice and tenant’s rights. However, the city’s geography is vast, our neighborhoods segregated, with some historical suspicions lingering between social movement actors across geography (south and east) and race (Black and Latinx).
Our project was launched in 2022 with the understanding that in order for this vibrant community to withstand the multiple crises — ecological, political, and economic — we must come together to build democratic and participatory alternatives. Thus, we have spent the last nine months mapping out our landscape, building relationships and a new movement culture, and convening protagonists through the Los Angeles People’s Movement Assembly. We facilitate a network of social movement organizations that build alternatives (such as community land trusts and worker cooperatives), provide mutual aid for the unhoused and frontline communities, build power at the base (like the tenants union), and reimagine institutions (including public banks).
Los Angeles for All is a project of Solidarity Research Center, a worker self-directed nonprofit with the mission of building solidarity economy ecosystems. We are learning from other examples of municipalism, through our Municipalism Learning Series. We will release a report on the municipalist moment in Los Angeles in the fall 2023. Sign up for our mailing list to be apprised of future convenings. Please support our efforts if you have the resources.
Pictures from Cooperation Los AngelesAn Evening with Kali Akuno and David Cobb on January 22, 2023
Los Angeles for All hosts a study group on the new book “Jackson Rising Redux” by Kali Akuno and others. We will meet nine times for 1.5 hours on Thursdays at 6:00 PM, every two weeks, beginning on April 20, 2023 to discuss a section of the book.
- April 20, 2023 – Introduction and Section 1 on Groundings
- May 4, 2023 – Section 2 on Emergence
- May 18, 2023 – Section 3 on Building Substance
- June 1, 2023 – Section 4 on Critical Examinations
- June 15, 2023 – Section 5 on Movement Expansions
- June 29, 2023 – Section 6 on Radical Municipalism
- July 13, 2023 – Section 7 on Toward the General Strike and Dual Power
- July 27, 2023 – Section 8 on Going Forward: Ecosocialism and Regeneration
- August 10, 2023 – Section 9 on Afterwords
Each meeting will begin with introductions (15 minutes), followed by a brief presentation on the reading (20 minutes), and then a facilitated discussion using sociocratic rounds (50 minutes). We will end with 5 minutes of announcements.
We welcome anyone to participate, especially if you want to build and fight for a liberated city of Los Angeles. Please try to commit to attending all nine sessions. We can provide you with a copy of the book if your financial circumstances don’t permit you to purchase one. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a copy of the book.
Last, we know that everyone is busy, life during late stage capitalism doesn’t always allow us the luxury of reading 30 pages in two weeks. We encourage you to join us even if you haven’t done the readings. That’s why we will review the readings at the start of each meeting. The purpose of this study group is to grapple with the ideas and translate them into action for Los Angeles.
Los Angeles for All
1920 Hillhurst Avenue #V920
Los Angeles, California 90027
United States of America
Illustration by Caroline Woolard