Micky is a member of visionary Agaric Design Collective in Boston,
a tech co-op in the “free software for community building” movement -
using tools like VOIP, Drupal and GNU/Linux. She is liaison between the
US Solidarity Economy Network (SEN) - devoted to ongoing dialog on
building the network - and US Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC),
the national grassroots organization of 4,000 US worker-owners “building
power with national and international partners to advance an agenda for
economic justice rooted in community-based, shared ownership.” Agaric’s
5 web developers on 3 continents build applications online, offer
international webinars and host local meetings working with
organizations such as Ujima Boston, Resource Generation, CommonGood and
The Greater Boston Chamber of Cooperatives, to raise awareness of
cooperative business models and local opportunities. As a member of Leadership Committee, Micky works with technical activists
to connect people with the information and tools they need to move from
being a global network, to being a global movement based on solidarity,
the workers’ economy needs Free software tools that protect our
freedoms, tools for live-conferencing, adapted so workforces can
communicate in native languages from afar. Such liberating power is
within Micky’s capacity. Her four topic areas -- community building,
industry organizing, Free software liberation and co-op development --
converge in her panel contribution. Micky is a member of the Drupal
community which is based on free software she writes about her
experience as a contributing author in "Ours to Hack and to Own". The
book is known as the handbook for the Platform Cooperativism Movement
which was started at the New School in NYC by Trebor Scholz and Nathan
Schneider. It is now on the list of top tech books of 2017 by Wired
magazine. Title: “Toward a Workers’ Economy Movement via Communication”