Faculty Notes

Prof. Michael Haber Presents at Conference on Economic Democracy and System Change

Michael Haber, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Attorney-in-Charge, Community and Economic Development Clinic

Associate Clinical Professor Michael Haber, attorney-in-charge of the Community and Economic Development Clinic, presented on the panel “Labor, Activism and New Solidarities” at the “Our Economy! Economic Democracy and System Change” Conference on April 12. The event was hosted by the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Labor and Urban Studies.

The topic of Professor Haber’s presentation was “The New Activist Non-Profits.” The panel explored the implications of three models of economic democracy in the workplace: a coop school run by unionized teachers and students, democratic decision-making models for nonprofits, and a public sector union’s plans to develop cooperative, worker-owned businesses.

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Can the economy be democratized? How can we transform it into a more socially inclusive and ecologically sustainable system? How can we combat the growing concentrations of power and wealth? What current practices point toward a participatory democracy and resilient next system?

Our current political economy is unjust, anti-democratic, and ecologically unsustainable. This reality has led to a host of efforts to transform our political economy. This conference will bring together leading academics, researchers, advocates, and practitioners for a day of discussion on how we can achieve systemic transformation and make a political economy that is equitable, democratic, and sustainable.

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