Celebrating Black Co-op History

 
Get the Basics

The DEEP Grocery Co-op created a brief timeline highlighting important moments for Black Co-op History in the US and Canada. Highlights include the establishment of The Wilberforce Colony, a Black self-sustaining commune with livestock, land, and a school in Ontario in 1831, and The Black Panthers sponsoring co-op housing and co-op bakeries in 1966. Click here to see the full timeline.
 
Do a Deep Dive

Repaired Nations is hosting an ongoing book club discussion on Jessica Gordon Nembhard's Collective Courage on Instagram Live. This week they are diving into the early roots of collectives and some notable heroes of the collective movement. The book club goes live Mon-Fri at 12:30 PST. Tune in here.
 
 

Host a Summer Intern at Your Co-op

 
Cooperative Internship Network

NASCO's Cooperative Internship Network connects talented cooperators and cooperative organizations. We'll help you find skilled students and young cooperators to help fill your organizational needs. By hosting an intern, your co-op, non-profit, or business participates in the development of cooperative leaders. This year we are only accepting remote internship opportunities. Learn more and apply to host. 
 

Co-op Community Support

 
NASCO members Students' Cooperative in Minneapolis is raising funds for repairs and is calling on the support of the NASCO community. 

"Over the summer, this community came together through social justice work in MN. We have grown to be a diverse community of mostly Black and Brown young folxs. Many of us were housing insecure or houseless before living at the co-op. The co-op is a safe shelter." 

Venmo @StudentsCoop-Organization 
 

Movement News

 
Using Cooperatives to Empower Formerly Incarcerated People

Worker-owned businesses and other kinds of cooperatives can ignite a local economy in communities that have been economically disenfranchised and suffer from over-policing and high rates of incarceration. In LA, Collective REMAKE's mission is to build worker-owned businesses and other kinds of co-ops with people who are navigating reentry. Read the full story. 
 

Upcoming Events

 
Building equitable, accessible and affordable campuses through co-operatives
February 24, 12:00 - 1:00pm PST

This webinar, hosted by students and faculty at the University of British Columbia, will discuss how cooperatives can make for more equitable and accessible campus communities for janitors, tradespeople, couriers, early childhood educators, lab technicians, cooks, dishwashers, and students and professors who cannot afford to live close to campus. 
 

Job Board

 
Finance Director Cooperative Development Institute Remote U.S.
Financial Craftsperson & Bookkeeper Sustainable Economies Law Center Bay Area
Part-Time Project Officer L.A. Co-op Lab Los Angeles, CA
Co-op Developer Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance Remote/Philadelphia
Cooperative Projects Organizer Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance Remote/Philadelphia
Creative Designer Democracy Works Brooklyn, NY or Remote U.S.
Program Director CooperationWorks! Remote, CA preferred
Executive Director Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) Washington, DC

 
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