Keynote Speaker

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NASCO’s 50th anniversary: A Legacy of Cooperation

Keynote Speaker Esteban Kelly

Esteban Kelly is the Executive Director for the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC) and is a worker-owner and co-founder of AORTA (Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance), a worker co-op that builds capacity for social justice projects through intersectional training and consulting. Esteban is a compassionate leader and visionary strategist who inspires organizers by drawing on science fiction and social theory for collective liberation. He serves on numerous local, regional, and national cooperative boards and previously worked at NASCO and the New Economy Coalition. As a mayoral appointee, Esteban Co-chairs the Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council, following 8 years as a worker-owner in Mariposa Food Co-op's Staff Collective.