In a solidarity economy, our needs are met by exchanging goods, services, resources, and knowledge in ways that advance core values of justice, democracy, cooperation, and ecological sustainability. Portraits of the Solidarity Economy is a film series exploring the stories and motivations of New York City’s solidarity economy leaders. You can view a map of solidarity organizations and enterprises in NYC and access additional resources at solidaritynyc.org.
Produced by Caroline Woolard, Cheyenna Weber, and Michael Johnson of SolidarityNYC. Photographed by Alex Mallis. Edited by Iva Radivojevich. Music by Michael Rosen.
At the Third Root Community Health Center, we strive to thrive and achieve social justice and community wellness by providing holistic, collaborative care in an accessible and sustainable manner. Our greatest intention is to watch students and patients walk out of the center with a heightened perspective regarding their own potential for good health.
We strive to be Accessible, Empowering, and Collaborative.
Accessible — We offer sliding scale fees, a staff trained in anti-oppression, and a clinic that is building bridges within a community.
Empowering — Third Root is a place where people learn to make informed choices about self-care. We offer health education workshops, herb walks, a resource library, and someone available for questions.
Collaborative — Practitioners from various modalities work together toward a client’s optimum health. We will be working with members of the local community to form a Community Advisory Board as well as help shape workshops on health and well-being that reflect the community’s needs.
We invite you to read more about our philosophy and ethics:
- Why a community health center?
- Why a worker cooperative?
- Why a commitment to local and global community?