This is a discussion guide that offers participants the opportunity to reflect on ways in which the cooperative movement does and does not support indigenous sovereignty, and to brainstorm how co-ops can uplift the land back movement. These slides provide a few discussion prompts and resources to continue the conversation in your co-op.
Below, are the recordings for NASCO Institue 2020 sessions by room. Please share lessons learned with your cooperatives and communities.
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With roots in the women's movement of the late 1800s, group equity co-ops have continued against the odds for almost 150 years, finding ways to create both affordable housing and community across North America.
Group equity co-ops are solidly rooted in the Chicago area, first rising as a practical solution to the very real needs of nineteenth-century single women. But this self-help approach eventually became an important option for anyone with financial need.
Many Hands: Building a Cooperative Future
Filmed in 2013, this is an inspirational chronical of the cooperative movement in Austin, Texas, and also an organizing tool for anyone searching for a cooperative approach to broader empowerment and stronger community.
Presentation from a session at NASCO Institute 2017.
Cooperatives are educational experiences. Whether your cooperative experience is campus-based or community-based, we all learn a lot as members.
Video footage of the late Luther Buchele leading NASCO Institute 2007 participants in song. For many years, Luther sang these songs ("Come and Let us Work Together" and "I'm My Own Landlord") at NASCO Institute - though Luther passed away in 2008, the songs are still sung yearly at Institute in his memory. You may read more about Luther in the attached obituary.