Michael Menser, Brooklyn College; Kali Akuno, Cooperation Jackson; Yorman Nunez, Bronx Cooperative Development initiative; and Gabriela Alvarez, Liberation Cuisine speaking at an event “Reconstructing Economic Development for People and Planet”
Michael Menser, Brooklyn College; Kali Akuno, Cooperation Jackson; Yorman Nunez, Bronx Cooperative Development initiative; and Gabriela Alvarez, Liberation Cuisine speaking at an event “Reconstructing Economic Development for People and Planet”, May 2018

CWOP hosts and sponsors forums and conferences on worker cooperatives and economic democracy. All upcoming events can be found here (calendar)

Upcoming Event

Past Events:

Reconstructing Economic Development For People and Plant: Stories of Just Economic Democracy
Speakers: Michael Menser, Brooklyn College; Gabriela Alvarez, Chef and founder of Liberation Cuisine; Kali Akuno, co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson; Yorman Nunez, Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative (May 2018)

From Economic Crisis to Economic Democracy
Speakers: Dario Azzellini, Murphy Institute visiting scholar, Johannes Kepler University, Austria, Associate Editor for WorkingUSA and Cuadernos de Marte; Naceo Giles, worker-owner from Thoroughbred Pest Control; Jessica Gordon Nembhard, John Jay College, CUNY and author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice; Roger Green, Director, Dubois-Bunche Center on Public Policy, Medgar Evers College and the Coalition to Save Interfaith (March 2017)

Worker Cooperatives & Workforce Development: A Strategic Conversation
Speakers: Melissa Hoover, Democracy at Work Institute; Steven Dawson, visiting Fellow at The Pinkerton Foundation and former president of PHI; Adria Powell, Executive Vice President and President-elect of Cooperative Home Care Associates (October 2016)

Solidarity Economies & Worker Coops
Speakers: Amy B Dean, Fellow, The Century Foundation, co-author, A New New Deal: How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement; Roger Green, Director, Dubois-Bunche Center on Public Policy, Medgar Evers College; Adria Powell, Executive Vice President, Cooperative Home Care Associates; Melissa Risser, Attorney, Urban Justice Center’s Community Development Project, co-founder of 1worker1vote.org (December 2015)