CO-UP: A Community Teach-in for Cultivating Economic Justice

Be one of 300+ engaged, spirited people at this extraordinary teach-in designed to cultivate economic justice in the Philadelphia area.
 
You'll meet community organizers, cooperators, activists, artists, farmers, bookkeepers, construction workers and more — all of them building economic control block by block as they start cooperative businesses. Learn, connect, network, and share your ideas at this cross-class, multi-racial, intergenerational gathering.
 
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard
 
Panel: Learning from our past to cultivate economic justice for our future
Members of 20 Book Clubs → 20 Cooperative Businesses reflect on six months of studying co-ops and what it means to build new businesses while resisting oppression.
 
Moderator:
Jamila Medley, executive director of PACA
 
Panelists:
Kirtrina Baxter, Soil Generation
Lan Dinh, VietLead
Annette Griffin, A & Associates
 
Workshops on how to pool resources to gain power
  • Introduction to cooperatives
  • Getting it together: business formation for co-ops
  • Social media & shoestring marketing
  • Cooperatives as a Tool for Black Liberation
  • How to fund a co-op (when you don't have a lot of money)
  • Community control of neighborhood land
  • Voices of worker-owners
  • more to be announced!
 
Lunchtime roundtable conversations
20 Book Clubs → 20 Cooperative Businesses members and other allies will host conversations on specific topics over a long lunch.

Find information and register here.

Location

Universal Audenried Charter High School
3301 Tasker St
19145 Philadelphia , PA
US
Date: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017