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Social And Solidarity Economy: Views From US, Spain And Latin America

The Latin American and Iberian Institute was pleased to host this virtual panel, The Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) Movement: Perspectives from the U.S., Spain and Latin America, with the following guests:

SSE and Municipalism in Europe: The Barcelona Experience with Local Economic Democracy
Dr. Santiago Eizaguirre Anglada, Department of Sociology and Creativity, Innovation and Urban Transformation, University of Barcelona

SSE in Latin America: Solidarity Economic Circuits and SSE Networks
Euclides Mance, Federal University of ABC, Brazil

SSE in the United States: Progress and Challenges
Yvonne Yen Liu, Research Director, Solidarity Research Center

Moderator: Dr. Eric Griego Montoya, Visiting Scholar, LAII and Associate Chief of Staff for Policy, City of Albuquerque

Speaker Bios:

Santiago Eizaguirre Anglada
Santiago Eizaguirre Anglada is a tenure-track elegible lecturer at the Department of Sociology of the University of Barcelona specialized in the area of social change and development. His research focuses on social innovation and democratic governance, giving special attention to territorial development, transformative economies and citizenship initiatives overcoming social exclusion. This includes strategic analysis and policy recommendations on urban educating environments, democratic innovation and solidarity-based economies. He has done research stays at the Centre de Recherche sur les Innovations Sociales (CRISES) in the Université du Québec à Montréal (2018); the Institut de Govern i Polítiques Públiques from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2016), or the Department of Architecture at KU Leuven (2013). His teaching activities include economic geography, sociology of education and conflicts and social problems, in different university degrees and learning environments.

Euclides André Mance
He has a degree in Philosophy from the Federal University of Paraná – UFPR (1987), specialization in Philosophical Anthropology (UFPR – 1990) and a Masters in Education (UFPR -1999). He is a PhD student in Philosophy at UFABC. He was professor of Philosophy of Science, Logic and Latin American Philosophy at higher education institutions in Brazil (1987-2003), among them the UFPR. He created the Solidarius Platform (2006), which provides I.T. solutions for the organization and operation of Solidarity Economic Circuits and Collaborative Networks of Solidarity Economy. He has worked as a consultant in projects of UNESCO (2004) and FAO (2005-2006). He is a member of the General Coordination of the Institute of Philosophy of Liberation and Executive Coordinator of Solidarius Brazil. He has experience in the areas of Philosophy, Education and Economy, working mainly in the following themes: philosophy of liberation, network theory, liberation economy, solidarity economy and information technology. www.euclidesmance.net

Yvonne Yen Liu
Yvonne is the co-founder and research director at Solidarity Research Center. She is based in Los Angeles, California, where the sun smiles on her every day. Although a native of NYC, she and the city have broken up and went their separate ways. She is a practitioner of research justice with over 20 years of being a nerd for racial and social justice organizations. Yvonne serves on the boards of the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network and Policy Advocates for Sustainable Economies. She teaches in the gender studies department at California State University, Los Angeles. Yvonne has a BA in cultural anthropology from Columbia University and a MA in sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she pursued a PhD.

Eric Griego Montoya
For the past three decades Eric has worked as an instructor, researcher, analyst and policy maker on applied public policy issues ranging from economic development to early childhood education at the local, state, national and international level. From 2014-2020 he was a research fellow at the Center for Social Policy (formerly the Center for Health Policy) at the University of New Mexico, where his teaching and research focused on sustainable economic development, social capital and public policy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in government and journalism from New Mexico State University, a master’s in public management from the University of Maryland, and a master’s and doctorate in political science from the University of New Mexico. He currently serves as Associate Chief of Staff for Policy in Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller’s office, where he leads the Administration’s policy, legislative and government affairs efforts. He was recently selected as a Fulbright Scholar and beginning in the Fall of 2023 he will be a Visiting Researcher and at the Creativity Innovation and Urban Transformation group at the University of Barcelona.

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