PACA invites its co-op members, co-op supporters, and other stakeholders in building our region's cooperative economy to attend, participate in, and share about these upcoming events.  Join our email list to stay updated on all events. For more information, please send an email to

PACA's Co-op Summit & Annual Meeting 

Friday, November 1, 2019 (5:30 pm -  8:30 pm)

Temple University, Ritter Annex, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19122

Description: PACA annually convenes its co-op membership, cooperators, and the general public together for a look at our region's co-op economy and to envision how to make it stronger. In 2019, we'll continue this tradition and welcome you to join us!  Learn more...


Let's Watch it! The North Pole web series

Saturday, November 16, 2019 (2 pm - 5 pm) 

Location: The Drake Theater, 302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Description: The North Pole Show, set in Oakland, is "The North Pole is a comedic web series about three best friends born and raised in North Oakland, CA, who struggle to stay rooted as their neighborhood becomes a hostile environment." We will screen the first season, then reflect and analyze on what it means to have this piece of cultural work in this current context.  Learn more...


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Participation & Equality in Cooperatives: Lessons from Spain

Thursday, September 26, 2019 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Location: CultureWorks, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Dr. Alice Bryer, an Anthropologist and Reader in Accounting from the University of Bristol, UK, has conducted fieldwork on these issues with cooperative businesses and social movements in Argentina, Spain, and recently begun preliminary research in the US.   She'll lead this workshop which aims to develop our understanding of some of the common challenges and possibilities of participation and equality in cooperatives.  It seeks to provide an opportunity to share experiences, build connections, and develop conceptual tools that could lead to more participative and egalitarian practices in cooperatives and communities in the Philadelphia Area and beyond.  Learn more...


Co-op Month Kickoff!  Fun & Games Gathering

Friday, October 4, 2019 (5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Location: People's HQ, 924 Cherry Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Co-hosted with PACA co-op member Bonfire Media Collective, gather with cooperators from around the region to celebrate together how the greater Philadelphia area does cooperation and community. We will have board games, co-op trivia, share success stories, and talk about our work.  Plus, we'll eat!  Learn more...

POSTPONED - Let's Study Co-op Principles! Why and how we practice them

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Location: Kensington Community Food Co-op, 2670 Coral Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Description: The Seven International Co-op Principles are explained at every co-op new member orientation and are a key part of the co-op identity.  Join PACA at the Kensington Community Food Co-op to start or deepen that learning! Their origins go back to the Rochdale pioneers who led the way for our modern co-op movement back in 1844.  How is it that these principles are still relevant today? How have they changed over the last century and a half? Learn more...





PACA Fundraising Cookout and Cooperative Market Exchange

Systems and Design Thinking Workshop

Financial Practices for Co-ops & Collectives: Getting on the same page about money

Business Finances for Anti-capitalists

Democratic Principles Workshop 

Inclusive & Participatory Meeting Facilitation (for new facilitators!)

Let's Study! Municipal food system efforts, are they for co-ops? 

What is a Worker Cooperative?: Workshop on Immigrant-led Cooperatives in Philadelphia



Seeking Cooperation, Building a Cooperative Movement

Community Economics Panel and Workshop with PACA (hosted by the Jewish Farm School) 

Sustaining Cooperation:  Promoting & Practicing Principle Six in Philly Area Co-ops

2018 PACA Co-op Summit & Annual Meeting

Cooperative Practices of Belonging with Dr. Alice Bryer

Cooperative Leadership Institute Workshops (Spring - Summer 2018)



2017 PACA Annual Membership Meeting & Co-op Summit

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

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