International Year of Co-operatives Pittsburgh Organizing Committee (IYC POC) is a group of individuals from local co-ops committed to uniting cooperatives in the Pittsburgh area in celebration of the United Nations–declared “International Year of Cooperatives” in 2012, and beyond.
Our kick-off celebration event will be held in the fall of 2011. In 2012, IYC POC aims to create an informational directory of local co-ops for public reference. Throughout the year, we will advocate the co-op model and raise awareness about worker, consumer, and housing co-ops through informational releases as well as events such as the co-op show-off and how-to workshops.
To learn more or to get involved, e-mail info.iycpoc [at] mail [dot] com.