As we enter this year with fierce urgency to build and resist, we continue to be activated to create cooperative solutions to challenges we face.
- Does your organization engage in workforce or entrepreneurship training and want to expand into cooperatives grounded in democratic community control?
- Do you emphasize community organizing and/ or advocacy strategies to create meaningful institutional change in your community?
- Do you want to develop organizational buy-in to develop cooperatives in your community?
For both organizations new to and currently involved in cooperative development, this series will build community, deepen knowledge of and engagement with the solidarity/cooperative economy, strengthen cooperative outreach and buy-in strategies, and enhance popular and democratic education techniques.
Please RSVP to indicate which session(s) you will be attending. You will receive an email to confirm your attendance. Our application-based CBO Planner Training will begin in July 2017, with recruitment beginning in April.
All sessions take place on Thursdays, 10am - 1pm, at the Center for Family Life: 443 39th Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11232.
February 16 | NYC Worker Cooperatives. Learn about the landscape of cooperative development in NYC, including: networks, industries, demographics and development models.
March 23 | The Current Economy. Experience a popular education introduction to the current economy, and strategize cooperative solutions for a more just system.
April 20 | The Solidarity Economy. Explore national and local examples of solidarity economy work, and continue strategizing how cooperatives are a tactic for building an economy that works for people and the planet.
May 18 | Organizational Buy-in. Brainstorm concrete and creative ways to invest organizations in incorporating worker cooperative development in existing organizational structures.
June 22 | Popular Education. Create, model and practice anti-oppressive and participatory approaches to cooperative development education.