“Wherever there are people who are conscious of their dignity, who love freedom, who are resolved to meet the demands of social justice, and who are able to accept a regime of solidarity that benefits everyone equally, there is a basis for cooperativism…”Father José María Arizmendiarrieta
Earthworker Cooperative in Australia and Solidarity Hall (for the Americas) are hosting two gatherings to mark the passing of Fr. José María Arizmendiarrieta (Arizmendi) (22 April 1915 – 29 November 1976), founder of the Mondragón Corporation, the largest integrated network of worker co-operatives in the world, based in the Basque Autonomous Community.
The gatherings will facilitate shared learning about the legacy of Arizmendi and Mondragon; as well as the conditions we face today so we can combine our different social and environmental justice efforts together to build a broad and committed movement for economic democracy, cooperation and equitable distribution of ownership.
Join as we explore:
Arizmendi the person – reflecting on his life
Arizmendi in action – the Mondragon experience
Arizmendi’s legacy – inspiring the social/solidarity economy today.
Arizmendi Gathering (Australia/Asia-Pacific): online via Zoom
Monday 29th November, 5:30-7:30pm AEDT (Melbourne/Brisbane/Sydney time)
Arizmendi Gathering (Americas): online via Zoom
Monday 29th November, 12:00-2.30pm EST
Please explore below our blog, resources and information celebrating the person, actions and legacy of Fr. José María Arizmendiarrieta leading up to the international online gatherings.
Articles and papers about cooperatives, Mondragon and Fr. José María Arizmendiarrieta
Video & Audio
Video and audio about cooperatives, Mondragon and Fr. José María Arizmendiarrieta
Contact & Submissions
Contact and content submission details for the Arizmendi International Gathering.