Movement School on Cooperative Economics

 

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Moving Toward Cooperation Silicon Valley

April 17-18, 2015, San Jose, CA

AACI, 2400 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, CA (Not Confirmed)

Friday Evening, April 17, 7-9 PM

VISION, VALUES & ALTERNATIVES FOR A COOPERATIVE ECONOMY

Vision and Values   Richard Hobbs, Human Agenda 7:10

The Cooperative Economy   Evening Plenary   7:30 – 8:30

Worker-Owned Coops:  David Smathers Moore   TeamWorks

Housing Cooperatives:  Joan of Arc

Municipally Owned Commons: The Water District   Hon. Tony Estremera

The Role of Finance & Money in the Solidarity Economy  Marco Vangelisti

Conscious Living, Conscious Consumption  Elizabeth Sarmiento

Community Dialogue   8:30 – 9:00

Saturday, April 18, 2015   9 AM – 6 PM

THE ROLE OF COOPERATIVES IN BUILDING ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY

The Mondragon Model

Sona Chilingaryan, EPA* and Sharat Lin, San Jose Peace & Justice Center   9:15 – 9:45

Mondragon in Practice: The Arizmendi Bakeries   

Tim Huet, Arizmendi Bakeries   9:45 – 10:45

Legal Options for Coops

Ricardo Nunez Sustainable Economics Law Center   11:00 – 12:00

LUNCHTIME TREAT: THE NEW COOPERATIVES OF CUBA – Human Agenda

Lessons from Local Cooperatives: A Panel of Worker-Owners 1:15 – 2:15

Representatives from a Print Shop in Oakland, a Grocery Store in SF, and a Cleaning Coop in Sunnyvale

Key Issues and Models for Coop Development   2:15 – 3:15

Amy Johnson, Executive Director, US Federation of Worker Cooperatives

12 Practical Steps to Form a Coop   3:30 – 4:30

Meche Sansores, Executive Director PROSPERA

COOKIES, ICE CREAM, DIALOGUE, & REPORT BACK   4:30 – 6:00

HOSTED BY:  SAN JOSE BAY AREA LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF THE U.S. SOCIAL FORUM, LOW INCOME SELF HELP CENTER,  SAN JOSE PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER, HIP HOP CONGRESS, CHAM, SILICON VALLEY DE-BUG, MULTIMEDIA CENTER, HUMAN AGENDA, LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY, NATIONAL MOVE TO AMEND, SANTA CLARA COUNTY COOPERATIVES COLLABORATIVE

Please RSVP at CooperationSiliconValley@gmail.com.  Call 408-460-2999 to host or for further information.

Donation requested to help cover expenses!

@ USSF Movement School

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