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

Upcoming Events

Ujima, Ujamaa: The Cooperative Hxstory of the Civil Rights Movement
South Philadelphia Library – 1700 S. Broad Street
We will reschedule when 'social distancing' as a result of COVID-19 concerns is no longer a recommended practice.

Join Dominique, one of PACA’s Cooperative Business Developers, for a conversation exploring the ways Black leaders used cooperative economics and collective work to feed us, free us, and envision a future that is still possible. We’ll explore how we as Black folx recover leadership and rematriate the idea of cooperation today and into the future.

This is a space for folx who are interested in expanding their perspective of the practice of cooperation, taking a deeper look at lesser-known facets of the civil rights movement, and challenging the idea that singular leadership has been the key to moving society forward. We encourage Black folx to come through, and everyone is welcome.

We’ll bring the snacks. You’ll bring your full selves. It’ll be magic!

Past Events


On Products and Pricing: Being a Fair Grocer in a Complex Food System
Facilitated in partnership with South Philly Food Co-op


Co-op Summit and Annual Meeting

Let's Watch It! The North Pole Web Series

Participation & Equality in Cooperatives: Lessons from Spain

Co-op Month Kick-off! Fun & Games Gathering

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

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)



Co-op Summit & Annual Meeting

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

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