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Aug. 7, 2018

Cafe Sazon
4704 Columbia Pike
Arlington, Virginia 22204

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ORA's Committee on Worker Cooperatives is focused on building a more just, inclusive, and democratic society by expanding the share of worker-owned and -operated cooperative enterprises within the local, regional, and state economy. We believe that worker cooperatives are an underutilized and important tool for ensuring equitable community development. We are working to raise awareness of this indispensable community wealth building model and encourage our elected officials to focus some of Arlington's economic development efforts on fostering the creation of cooperatives - particularly within the neighborhoods of the country that are experiencing the greatest economic hardships.

If you are interested in learning more about worker cooperatives and would like to get involved in our efforts please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, August 7 from 7-8:30 at Cafe Sazon (4704 Columbia Pike). At the meeting, we will explain what we've done so far and brainstorm our next steps.

If you are new to the concept of worker cooperatives, here are some short articles to read before the meeting so that we can start from a common foundation.

1) Intro to coops:

a) https://www.fastcompany.com/90181151/how-worker-co-ops-are-creating-economic-stability-in-uncertain-times-2

b) https://www.fastcompany.com/3042716/watch-this-video-to-learn-how-to-start-a-worker-cooperative

2) On the Evergreen coops:

a) https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-07-21/evergreen-cooperative-is-a-cleveland-jobs-success-story

b) https://apolitical.co/solution_article/clevelands-cooperatives-giving-ex-offenders-fresh-start/

3) Union coops:

a) https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/12/15/grassroots-movement-looks-to-step-up-adoption-of-union-co-op-model/

b) https://www.thenews.coop/125914/sector/worker-coops/future-work-cincinnati-experiments-co-opunion-hybrid/

These articles will give you a good idea of what other localities are doing and the different models we are considering.

We hope to see you on August 7.


Date and Time

Tue, Aug. 7, 2018

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern

Location

Cafe Sazon

4704 Columbia Pike
Arlington, Virginia 22204

Event has ended

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Cafe Sazon

4704 Columbia Pike
Arlington, Virginia 22204


Group(s): Everyone