Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance

CO-UP: a community teach-in for cultivating economic justice

Posted on March 20, 2017

CO-UP: a community teach-in for cultivating economic justice
By Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance

10:00 AM — 4:00 PM

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
author of Collective Courage: a History of African American Economic Thought and Practice

Workshops on how to pool resources to gain power
• Getting it Together: Business Formation for Co-ops
• Introduction to Cooperatives
• How to Fund a Co-op
• Building Co-ops for Racial Justice…and more!

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.

• Free childcare & cooperative activities for kids
• Lunch from South Philly Barbacoa included
• Spanish interpretation provided
• Cost: Sliding scale $5-65

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