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Worker Co-Ops 101 for Social Justice Entrepreneurs

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Are you interested in starting a new business?
Do you believe in workers rights and economic justice?
Heard of a co-op, and want to learn more?

Worker Co-ops 101 is for members and staff of grassroots organizations who are interested in learning about the worker owned business model, and whether its right for you.

– Learn about the history of cooperatives in communities of color abroad and in the US
– Explore what makes worker-owned co-ops different from capitalist corporations
– Understand the benefits and challenges of cooperative culture and governance
– Review the basic steps and available resources for starting a cooperative business

Cooperative ventures that are connected to SEI Organizations or Projects may be eligible for investment and funding from the Solidarity Economy Initiative in the Fall of 2017.


Stacey Cordeiro, Director, Boston Center for Community Ownership

Max class size: 25 people


* * * The Solidarity Economy Initiative (SEI) is offering trainings and classes to help build our communities’ ability to create a just, inclusive and sustainable economy. Trainings are open to members of SEI member organizations and allies.



April 29
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Old Oak Dojo
14 Chestnut Place
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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