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
Wednesday, February 26th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
South Philadelphia Library – 1700 S. Broad Street
RSVP through the link above, or by emailing Dominique. This'll help us bring enough snacks for everyone!

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!

On Products and Pricing: Being a Fair Grocer in a Complex Food System
Sunday, March 1st from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
South Philly – exactly location TBD
RSVP on Facebook through the link above, or by emailing Emily. This'll help us bring enough snacks for everyone!

As South Philly Food Co-op gets ready to open their doors, they're deciding what will go on the shelves, steered by their product guidelines, recent product preference survey results, and ongoing feedback from neighbors. South Philly Food Co-op is also drawing on learnings from other food co-ops to inform their pricing strategy and programs that will promote accessibility. Both South Philly Food Co-op and PACA hold the importance of all of this work amidst a critique of our broader food system and policy environment that all too often prioritizes (and financially incentivizes) growing, production, and distribution practices that exploit labor and natural resources in service of corporate scalability.

Join us and South Philly Food Co-op leaders for a conversational event in which we'll share our learning to date and plans around product selection and strategy. We'll explore what it means to be a fair grocer in a complex food system, and offer those interested a chance to get involved with a simple yet key aspect of South Philly Food Co-op's store opening preparation. Come with your curiosity, leave with new learning!

Past Events


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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