Niki Okuk representing LUCI at OPEN.coop conference in London

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For the final session, on Friday afternoon, we are very proud to have Niki Okuk coming all the way over from Compton, CA, to talk to us alongside Guy Watson from Riverford Organic about putting the employees in charge. Both Niki any Guy are amazing speakers, that have founded and run very successful businesses which place people and planet before profit – they are all the proof you need that another world is possible. Check out Niki’s TED talk (with over 1 million views) and Guy’s video about how business can be a force for good.

We have over 50 speakers coming from all over the world to share their expertise – and it is thanks to them that this event is possible. Please join us to help create a more sustainable future, there are still a few tickets available. We look forward to seeing you on the 26th at Conway Hall.

Here is the News from the first day at the conference:
Preston Model: A city creating a local democratic economy with union coops

Got public employee pensions to invest in local businesses

There is a Canadian pension fund lending for worker ownership conversations

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You’re Invited! Unions and Cooperatives Working Together: A Strategic Dialogue Workshop – September 14

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Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Please join us at our upcoming event Unions and Cooperatives Working Together: A Strategic Dialogue
on​ ​
Friday,
September
14, 2018
.

It’s an opportunity for unions leaders, staff, and worker-owned cooperatives to come together and collaborate, learn and share best practices among the co-op community. For more information see
the attached flyer below
.

You won’t want to miss this!

​ ​
This is another way to build power within our movement. We need it now more than ever.

Look forward to seeing you and your members at this important event.

RSVP TODAY

In solidarity,

Karla Salazar

L.A. Union Cooperative Initiative (LUCI)

Planning Committee Member

P.S. Please feel free to forward the email to others. Thank you!


Karla Salazar
Email: karlasalazar1
Phone:
310-429-6919

Invitation_LAUnions_COOEvent_pdf.pdf

You’re Invited! Unions and Cooperatives Working Together: A Strategic Dialogue Workshop – September 14

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Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Please join us at our upcoming event Unions and Cooperatives Working Together: A Strategic Dialogue
on​ ​
Friday,
September
14, 2018
.

It’s an opportunity for unions leaders, staff, and worker-owned cooperatives to come together and collaborate, learn and share best practices among the co-op community. For more information see
the attached flyer below
.

You won’t want to miss this!

​ ​
This is another way to build power within our movement. We need it now more than ever.

Look forward to seeing you and your members at this important event.

RSVP TODAY

In solidarity,

Karla Salazar

L.A. Union Cooperative Initiative (LUCI)

Planning Committee Member

P.S. Please feel free to forward the email to others. Thank you!


Karla Salazar
Email: karlasalazar1
Phone:
310-429-6919

Invitation_LAUnions_COOEvent_pdf.pdf

Richard Wolff Coming to Occidental College April 23rd

Thought-provoking economist Richard Wolff returns to LA to discuss the divisive crisis of capitalism under Trump and to outline better solutions.

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Trump, Capitalism’s Crisis, and a New Way Forward
richard wollfThought-provoking economist Richard Wolff returns to Los Angeles to discuss the divisive crisis of capitalism under President Donald Trump and to outline better solutions.

What: Richard Wolff — Trump, Capitalism’s Crisis, and a New Way Forward
When: Monday, April 23, 2018 • 7 p.m.
buy ticketsWhere: Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Choi Auditorium, LA
Admission: General Admission $25 • Seniors $12.50 • Free/Oxy ID
RSVP: Here

Author most recently of Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown and Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism, Wolff will discuss how US capitalism’s instability and deepening inequality since the 1970s has destroyed its "middle class," overturned its old politics (Trump), and sharply divided its culture.

"Basic social change is underway," he says. "There is a new way forward if we stop denying capitalism’s decline as the problem we must solve."

Sponsors: Democracy@Work • LA Progressive
Occidental College Office of Community Engagement

Email: dick_and_sharon • 213.434.4643

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A solution for an economy in crisis—Worker Co-ops

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Dear Audrey,

We are standing at a pivotal time for the political and economic future of the country, but rather than continue with business-as-usual, it’s time we look for solutions. Worker cooperatives provide an answer to many of country’s issues. As businesses owned and governed by their employees, co-ops represent an opportunity to build good jobs, strengthen the community, and empower workers.

But you already know this.

It’s time we ask: how do we scale the co-op movement? How has the movement grown and where are we going? How do they fit into the larger fight against economic inequality?

In a webinar event co-hosted by the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives, the Democracy at Work Institute, the New Economy Coalition, and the Democracy Collaborative, you’ll learn about:

  • The worker co-op movement’s development over the last few years,
  • Newly-released data on successes and growth in employee ownership,
  • How the worker cooperative movement is raising money for the people and by the people, and
  • Exciting policy developments in the last year.

Join us for "Worker Co-ops — A Solution for an Economy in Crisis" Monday, November 20th at 2:00 pm EST.

Moderated by John Duda, Director of Communications for the Democracy Collaborative, this interview-style event will go beyond theory basics and into the tangible, rapidly growing efforts to grow worker cooperatives across the United States.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Esteban Kelly, US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
  • Kate Khatib, The Working World National Peer Network
  • John O’Neill, American Sustainable Business Council
  • Molly Hemstreet, Opportunity Threads


You can register for the event ahead of time here.

We can’t wait to see you there!

The Jackson Rising Book is Out!

New book on the struggle in Jackson, MS, where grassroots activists have adopted a cooperative economy agenda, among other efforts. Please note that book authors are scheduling speaking events.

Greetings Everyone,

First, want to thank you all for your support of our efforts.

Second, we wanted to let you know that the "Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, MS" is finally out. You can purchase copies at the following sources:
1. Cooperation Jackson http://www.cooperationjackson.org/announcementsblog/2017/10/15/new-jackson-rising-book-arrives-published-and-now-available
2. Daraja Press https://darajapress.com/catalog/jackson-rising-the-struggle-for-economic-democracy-and-self-determination-in-jackson-mississippi
3. Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076DNN8BY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1508078214&sr=8-2&keywords=jackson+rising

For everyone BCC’d here who was asked and who already wrote a review for Amazon, please submit your review ASAP. This will help with the placement of the book on Amazon and ultimately help with book sales, which in this case is critical, cause the proceeds from the sale of the book are being used to finance our ongoing work. For those on this list who have not written a review, want to strongly encourage you to write and submit one to support the cause.

If there is anyone here who would like help us with promotions in general, or with setting up speaking events, radio shows, etc., please contact me directly at this email KaliAkuno. Just to note, either myself or someone else from Cooperation Jackson can be available for radio interviews starting the 16th of October. We will be available for events, TV shows, etc., in November. So, please spread the word, and if you would like to organize an interview or event yourself, hit us up!!!

Enjoy the Book. And thank you for all your support!!