The United Nations has named 2012 the International Year of Cooperatives. In this time of economic hardship, workers in neighborhoods throughout New York Cityare forming cooperatives that create jobs, provide much needed services, and help to keep dollars within local communities.
New York’s Cooperative Economy, May 9th at 6:30pm at the Museum of the City of New York.
Join us for a conversation about the past, present and future of entrepreneurial innovation with coop workers and organizers including Jane Jacobs Award-winner OMAR FREILLA, founder of Green Worker Cooperatives in the South Bronx; VANESSA BRANSBURG, Cooperative Coordinator at the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, Brooklyn; WILLIAM CERF, co-founder of Workers Diner and MICHAEL ELSAS, President of Cooperative Home Care Associates, one the largest worker-owned coops in the nation.JohnJayCollegepolitical economist JESSICA GORDON NEMBHARD, whose research explores early 20th centuryAfrican-American coops in Harlem, will moderate.
Presented in conjunction with the opening of the PUFFIN FOUNDATION GALLERY and its inaugural exhibition Activist New York, which will be open to program attendees before the start of the program.
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