Save the Date: USSF Movement School on Cooperative Economics


  • TBA San Jose, CA

Cooperation and Economic Democracy
Moving Towards Cooperation Silicon Valley
April 17-18, 2015, San Jose, CA

Friday Evening, April 17, 7-9 PM
VISION, VALUES & ALTERNATIVES FOR A COOPERATIVE ECONOMY
Vision and Values   Richard Hobbs, Human Agenda
The Cooperative Economy   Evening Plenary
Worker-Owned Coops:  David Smathers Moore, TeamWorks
Municipally Owned Commons: The Water District   Hon. Tony Estremera
The Role of Finance & Money in the Solidarity Economy   Marco Vangelisti
Conscious Living, Conscious Consumption   Elizabeth Sarmiento
Community Dialogue   8:30 – 9:00
 
Saturday, April 18, 2015   9 AM – 6 PM
THE ROLE OF COOPERATIVES IN BUILDING ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY
The Mondragon Model
Sharat Lin, San Jose Peace & Justice Center 
Mondragon in Practice: The Arizmendi Bakeries
Steve Rice, Arizmendi Bakeries
Legal Options for Coops
Ricardo Nunez Sustainable Economics Law Center
LUNCHTIME TREAT: THE NEW COOPERATIVES OF CUBA – Human Agenda
Lessons from Local Cooperatives: A Panel of Worker-Owners
Key Issues and Models for Coop Development
Amy Johnson, Executive Director, US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
12 Practical Steps to Form a Coop
Meche Sansores, Executive Director PROSPERA
 
COOKIES, ICE CREAM, DIALOGUE, & REPORT BACK   4:30 – 6:00
 
HOSTED BY:  SAN JOSE BAY AREA LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF THE U.S. SOCIAL FORUM, LOW INCOME SELF HELP CENTER,  SAN JOSE PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER, HIP HOP CONGRESS, CHAM, SILICON VALLEY DE-BUG, MULTIMEDIA CENTER, HUMAN AGENDA, LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY, NATIONAL MOVE TO AMEND, SANTA CLARA COUNTY COOPERATIVES COLLABORATIVE