Our work is informed by the leadership of affected communities, which is why we do much of it in cities and other localities. We are delving deep into local initiatives to battle economic inequality, help expand the sanctuary movement, organize black workers, and take a human rights approach to criminal justice. Our community-based work is done through partnership with movement building allies on the ground.
Jamaica Plain Forum
The Jamaica Plain Forum is a free public speaker, workshop, and film series bringing together neighbors, scholars, and organizers around issues of peace, justice, the environment and civic engagement. The Boston office of IPS, located in Jamaica Plain, hosts these timely community-based conversations on the great issues shaping the neighborhood and our planet.
New Economy Maryland
New Economy Maryland seeks to help build an economy that better serves all people and protects our planet. Embedded in this project is the free professional development program for emerging activists, the New Economy Maryland Fellowship program.
Peace Economy Transitions
The Peace Economy Transitions project has three components: First, writing, speaking and organizing in support of a demilitarized economy; second, working on models of community transition from defense dependency to alternative economic foundations; and third, building and maintaining a digital archive of peace economy research from the Cold War, post-Cold War, and post-9/11 periods.
New Economy Working Group
IPS helped found this coalition to put forward a bold vision and implementation strategy for a New Economy that works for people and the living systems on which their well-being depends. The New Economy Working Group is now housed at the Next Systems Project.
New England New Economy Transition
NE-NET is based in the Boston office of IPS. The project works to spread the word about the new economy movement and support community and regional resilience.