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.  For more information, please send an email to

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...


PACA's Co-op Summit & Annual Meeting 

Friday, November 1, 2019 (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Location to be announced

Description: PACA has annually convened 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!

(Registration opening soon)


Past Events:


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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