Weavers Way Co-op Month Workshop: Weathering Change: The Staying Power of Cooperative Economics

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Co-ops exist to meet the needs of their member-owners, which usually make them hyper-local institutions. Many of us join food co-ops and credit unions and send our children to the co-op run childcare provider all in our neighborhood. What do we know about how our local efforts connect to regional, national or even global efforts to grow and sustain the co-op movement?

There’s a lasting and sustainable power embedded in cooperative economics. This talk will explore the staying power of co-ops past, present and our potential for the future. Whether you're thinking of becoming a member-owner or are a veteran cooperator looking to learn more, join us!

This workshop is part of a series of programs in honor of Co-op Month, celebrated annually in October across the country for more than half a century. During Co-op Month, cooperative businesses reflect on their shared principles and work to spread the good word about cooperative enterprise, working to educate others about the value of belonging to a cooperative.

This workshop will be led by Jamila Medley, the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance.

This program is FREE. REGISTER HERE.

Organizer Name: 
The Weavers Way Membership Dept.
Organizer Phone: 
215-843-2350, ext. 118
Organizer Email: 
Event Venue: 
Wissahickon Valley Public Library – Ambler Branch
Event Location: 

209 Race St., Ambler, PA 19002