Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Deyanira Del Rio

co-director | New Economy Project
Pronouns: she/her

Deyanira has 25 years of experience promoting cooperative and community-controlled finance, immigrants’ economic rights, and equitable neighborhood development. She has worked with groups across New York City and State to develop community land trust, public banking, and financial justice campaigns. She is a board member of the LES People’s Federal Credit Union, a financial cooperative serving historically-redlined neighborhoods. Deyanira received the Frances Perkins Working People’s Award from Fiscal Policy Institute, the Mujeres Destacadas (Outstanding Women) award from El Diario/La Prensa, and the Revson Fellowship on the Future of the City of New York.


Presentations from Facing Race 2022

Building a Cooperative Economy

Our current economic system is unsustainable—for our neighborhoods, our cities, and our planet. What would it look like to live in a world that valued regeneration and cooperation? What would it take to transform the current economy into one rooted in racial, economic, gender, and environmental justice? Share and learn with organizers who are creating community land trusts, worker-owned businesses, financial cooperatives, and public banks to give Black and brown communities shared ownership and control of land, housing, jobs, and finance. Participants will identify systems of extraction in our current economy and examine how those systems operate at neighborhood and citywide levels, and beyond. This provides a foundation for breakout groups where participants envision what a new economy could and should look like in their community, and how to get there.

Speakers: Deyanira Del Rio