The Southern Grassroots Economies Project builds, links, and strengthens sustainable, local, collective, democratic and green economic activities across the South. SGEP sees its work centered in working with the communities most affected by the economic crisis—women, African Americans, immigrants, youth and poor whites. We are working on not just getting a piece of the pie but developing cooperative business and making our own pies. 
 We are inspired by our own rich history of struggle as well as by movements around the world that have developed vigorous and inclusive economic activity while still promoting social, environmental and community values. 
 The 2nd Southern Grassroots Economies Project Gathering will be from July 27-29th at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives Rural Training Center in Epps, AL. Go to for more information.


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