With exciting things happening all around Virginia, explore the connections and relationships that VASEN is building.
Building our consciousness and understanding of systems that lead to our collective liberation is a major part of what VASEN is all about. With our first ever book club, we’ve selected a book that many have used to delve a bit deeper in the history of cooperatives in the South (a hidden history), but alsoContinue reading “Book Club – Collective Courage”
Close your eyes for a moment and think about the sound of waves lapping along the beige sands of a Caribbean country, where the sun is piercing and warm. Breathe deeply as you envision the scene. It’s beautiful, right? But this is also one-dimensional. The current American understanding of Caribbean nations tends to rely heavilyContinue reading “Solidarity in the Caribbean”
December 8th – 6:00-7:30pm When we think about what it takes to make our community healthy and well, we typically point at the hospitals, doctors, dentists, pharmacies, and insurance that provide direct care. While important, these systems of healthcare do not necessarily encompass the breadth of community needs and in many ways are driven byContinue reading “December Learn-in: Building Care Economies”
November 17th – 6:00-7:30pm The new context of pandemics, global climate crises, and political upheaval is overturning ideas of what is possible in socially provisioning our human needs and in ways of living on this planet, both for people invested in the status quo and for those who were already exploring alternatives. How can aContinue reading “November Learn-in: Asserting People Power”
Welcome to the brand new VASEN Newsletter. We will be sending these out monthly to share things we are working on, extend invitations to events, and pass along highlights from work going on around VA and the US. Feel to Real Recap It was great to meet new folks and reconnect with others as weContinue reading “Fall Newsletter”
For VASEN’s October Learn-In, we wanted to bring together a few of the many voices that are striving to understand and realize new economic ecosystems with a little perspective about what others are doing across the South.
Thursday – September 22, 2022 – 6:30pm Feel to Real is a kick off event for the coming year of events, readings, and projects that will be at the center of the Virginia Solidarity Economy Network. The goal of this event is to create a space both for people that are new to these ideasContinue reading “Feel to Real”