The Basic Curriculum of the Solidarity Economy Incubator Project will provide an annual cohort of Concordia students with a grounding in the history and current issues of the global solidarity economy movement. Workshop participants will learn critical tools for analyzing the current market economy. The course will cover examples of alternatives all over the world, assessing their strengths and weaknesses. These include federations of cooperatives like Mondragon in Basque territory in Spain and Emilia Romagna in Italy, Indigenous economies and land defense, and municipal economic development models from the US and UK. Finally, participants will learn about a variety of options for participating in the solidarity economy at home, as entrepreneurs, community organizers, advocates– as journalists or as artists.