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August 14, 2020

From Door to Door: An Interview with Jessica Gordon-Nembhard

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An interview with Jessica Gordon-Nembhard.

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August 17, 2020

Health Autonomy Beyond the Pandemic: An Introduction

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This issue will explore the possibilities of mutual aid efforts as it relates to our health and wellness.

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August 17, 2020

What could neighborhood health autonomy look like?

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An imagined account between two 14 year old Black girls in a US city. It depicts what it could look like for a neighborhood to come together and take control over their health and wellness during these times.

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August 17, 2020

Health Autonomy Beyond the Pandemic: Webinar

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Health Autonomy Beyond the Pandemic webinar with Knoxville Community Apothecary, Ujimaa Medics, and Community Pharmacy.

Rumors and Transparency in a Cooperative Workplace

This article examines how rumors impact democracy and transparency in a cooperative workplace. Although literature on rumors generally analyzes them as negative to workplace culture, the author argues that rumors constitute a critical aspect of democratic participation. Drawing on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in a worker-recuperated business in Argentina, the author shows how members use rumors to incite deliberation, participate in decision-making, question organizational policy, and oversee managerial authority.

The role of mutual aid groups in a post-Covid economy

It’s worth remembering at this point the huge challenges that our communities have faced under lockdown. The most vulnerable in our society have been further isolated, needing to shield themselves from the wider population for months on end. While accessing everyday necessities such as food and prescriptions are the most immediate concerns, the disconnection and loneliness that comes with the lockdown also have the potential to cause significant problems.

George Cheney, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Communication, University of Colorado. He is an educator,  writer, group facilitator, and organizational consultant with a focus on workplace democracy, economic and social justice, and environmental sustainability. He divides his time between Colorado and Utah.

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August 19, 2020

Organizational Evolution at the Washington Free Health Clinic

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An interview with Bill MacKaye, Former Board President and Volunteer at Washington Free Health Clinic.

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August 19, 2020

Common Ground Health Clinic

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An interview with Magon Jackson, Project Coordinator for the Common Ground Clinic.

Alaskan anglers form salmon fishing co-op

“Years of work and efforts have gone into restarting the Quinhagak fishery with the support of Qanituuq Inc, the City of Quinhagak, Native Village of Kwinhagak, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Wildfish Marketing, E & E Foods, Coastal Village Seafoods and the fishermen of Quinhagak.

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August 21, 2020

From Surviving to Self-Healing

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The Kiva Centers facilitates group meetings and other events in which people impacted by mental health and substance use issues receive mutual aid from others with similar experiences.

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August 21, 2020

GEO Health Remedies

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Some home remedies from the GEO Collective.

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August 24, 2020

How to Create a Solidarity Enterprise: Unit III

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Unit 3 of How to Create a Solidarity Enterprise.

Postwar Interracial Co-ops and the Struggle against Redlining

In a number of American communities, former G.I.’s proposed new integrated communities. Winning the war against fascism abroad created interest in building a new America at home. Among these were a number of housing co-ops. The many cooperative housing communities that sprouted after the war proudly followed the Rochdale Principles, named after the English town that launched the co-op movement in 1844.

US Worker Co-op Conference Goes Online and Free!

The Worker Co-op Conference is the only national convening dedicated to worker ownership and workplace democracy. We will come together as worker owners, cooperative developers, policymakers, funders, and other allies, to make space for connection, education, skill-building, and sharing to improve the lives of workers and their families.

Find out more and Register here

 

Upcoming Business Conversions to Co-operatives Webinar

Co-operatives are an exceptional collective entrepreneurship start-up option. In this webinar we identify another pathway to collective entrepreneurship via the co-operative model: the conversion of existing businesses to co-operatives. This is particularly pertinent today given the succession crisis that we will face in the coming years. Over half of the Canadian population are baby boomers.