St. Louis and New Orleans learning trip report – Allied Community Coop, Mutual Aid Networks, Restorative Justice

hello! Some of the leaders of Madison’s Allied Community Coop (ACC) had the great fortune to take a learning trip to St. Louis and New Orleans. Thanks so much to the Willy Street Coop, Rebecca Kemble, and our other generous donors who helped make it happen! Coop leaders who went were Cassandra Sonko, ACC Board…

MANning Up – from BALLE Conference in Phoenix to Allied Coop Field Trip to St. Louis and New Orleans

Hello! I’m writing from an airplane on my way back from aptly-named Phoenix Arizona. Aptly named because the only other time I was in Phoenix, in the ‘90s, I thought it was nothing but hellacious sprawl. But this time I went for the BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) Conference and experienced something completely…