For Fall 2018, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeking Cooperation, Building a Cooperative Movement
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Church of the Advocate (1918 W. Diamond Street, Classroom A, Philadelphia, PA 19143)
How do we practice cooperation in our daily lives? What histories inform our movement building around cooperative economics and building co-op businesses today? At Seeking Cooperation, Building a Movement, we’ll
- explore the history of cooperation in the Black radical tradition including the movement history, politics, and economics of co-ops from the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Fannie Lou Hamer, and more!
- We’ll also share personal knowledge, practices, and histories on the ways we demonstrate cooperation so as to create a shared vision for growing the co-op economy today and into the future.
Community Economics Panel and Workshop with PACA (hosted by the Jewish Farm School)
Sunday, October 21, 2018 1 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: 707: A Center for Cultural Resilience, 707 South 50th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Description: Our panelists, folks dedicated to transforming communities through new models of economics, will guide us through an exploration of new, old, and liberated ways to relate to money. We will ground into ancestral Jewish understandings of economics as they relate to agriculture and communal interdependency, and from there explore community economic models as they exist today. We will glimpse and learn about networks of informality, cooperation, and community-oriented finance that are growing and thriving in Philly, and how we can connect into them.
Sustaining cooperation: Promoting and practicing principle six in Philly area co-ops
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: South Philly Barbacoa, 1140 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Description: Principle Six of the International Cooperative Principles is cooperation among cooperatives. PACA serves as a conduit for our region’s co-ops to practice the principle. So what does it look like? How can we improve upon it? What are the challenges and opportunities to promoting and practicing cooperation among cooperatives in different sectors?
PACA’s Co-op Summit and Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Temple University, Rad Dish Cafe, Ritter Annex, 1301 Cecil B Moore Ave.,
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Going on four years now, PACA has anually 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 2018, we’ll continue this tradition and welcome you to join us! Learn more
Interact Theater Company Sunday Speaker Series for
Salt Pepper Ketchup
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 2pm
Description: A layer of bulletproof glass won’t protect Superstar Chinese Take-Out owners from the gentrification consuming the Point Breeze neighborhood in South Philly. When a trendy food co-op opens nearby, the Wu’s and their customers initially see it as a hipster annoyance, but as tensions mount they begin to recognize the intrusion as an act of war. Tinged with genuine humor and pathos, Wilder’s play examines the very human consequences of neighborhood redevelopment — who benefits and who gets chewed up and spit out?
Cooperative Practices of Belonging with Dr. Alice Bryer
Cooperative Leadership Institute Workshops (Spring – Summer 2018)
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