On Saturday, January 30, 2016, more than 110 community members convened in Baltimore for a full day of workshops and trainings related to the establishment of worker-owned cooperatives. The organizers, a new network of technical assistance providers called the Baltimore Roundtable for Economic Democracy (BRED), were very pleased with the turnout and engagement. “There has been a lot of discussion about new economies and alternatives for Baltimore, particularly in the aftermath of the April 2015 Baltimore Uprising, but we felt that it was important to start taking steps to actually move the conversation forward in a concrete way that enters around racial and social equity,” said members of BRED….
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