Time: November 12, 2011 from 4pm to 6pm
Location: Emergence Community Arts Collective
Street: 733 Euclid Street NW
City/Town: Washington DC
Website or Map: https://docs.google.com/sprea…
Event Type: presentation, discussion
Organized By: Ajowa Ifateyo
Latest Activity: Nov 12, 2011
A cooperative just might be the answer to a host of issues that we are now dealing with in this declining economy. Hundreds of people across the country work in or live in a co-op and/or are doing business with cooperatives (credit unions are financial co-ops).
Come hear a report back from co-op grassroots organizer Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo on her recent trip to Mondragon, Spain. Mondragon is a complex of over 100 cooperatives, including manufacturing facilities, innovation centers, a bank and a university. Mondragon was and continues to be the inspiration for people in this country and all over the world forming cooperatives since the 1950s to have control over their economic futures.
What lessons can we learn from Mondragon to address economic injustice in this country, as well as to create more fair and sustainable jobs? Come and talk with others who are involved in cooperatives in the metropolitan DC area. For more information, contact Ajowa Ifateyo at 202-538-0007, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.