Cooperatives 101 Workshop
by Caroline Savery, cooperative business development consultant with Keystone Development Center
Thursday, Feb. 23 @ 7–9 p.m.
Feeling glum about the recession? P.O.’ed at the impact corporate greed has had on your local economy? Frustrated by the job market? Wondering how you can apply your talents to meet the needs of yourself and your neighbors? Are you an entrepreneur who wants to improve your community? Are you curious about how co-ops work? Come learn all about cooperatives—what they are, how they work, and why they offer a promising alternative to “business as usual!”
Join us at The Big Idea Cooperative Bookstore on February 23 at 7 p.m. as Caroline Savery, cooperative business development consultant with Keystone Development Center, presents a Cooperatives 101 Workshop (worker-owned, housing, more). Free food provided!
Hosted by IYC POC (International Year of Cooperatives Pittsburgh Organizing Committee).
A Discussion Course on Cooperatives
Thursdays, March 1–April 19 @ 7–9 p.m.
This eight-week Discussion Course on Cooperatives is a group-education tool for people who would like to become familiar with cooperative economics, history, and philosophy. The Course is designed as a tool for Outreach to Co-op Members, to be used to facilitate greater participation in the Co-op community. The discussion format is centered around carefully selected readings made accessible through a concisely planned anthology. The short readings and lively interpersonal discussions make it the ideal learning environment for busy people who would like to maximize their educational experience. Free food will be provided
The class is limited to six participants, so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat and course readings!
This series is hosted by IYC POC (International Year of Cooperatives Pittsburgh Organizing Committee) and sponsored in part by the East End Food Co-op.