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Cooperative Regional Economies & Radical Human Resources

Here are my workshop notes from day 3 of the EWCD. Before I get into that, though, I want to take a moment to mention that I met with Tom Pierson of North American Students of Cooperation. I will likely present at their fall conference, and Tom will be up in Quebec city for 5 days of international coop conferencing in October.

Building Co-operative Regional Economies

Democratic Structures & Inclusive Board Practices, Oh My!

Here are my workshop notes from day 2 of the EWCD. Be sure to checkout Shane's report backs on the keynote and plenary sessions and the workshops he attended, too.

Technologies of Collaboration and Cooperation

For me lunch is such an interesting time for collaborating with people about what they do and realising that there are so many different structures to building a cooperative - and so many varieties of cooperatives as well.

I felt inspired to have met a cleaning cooperative of five latino womyn. They established themselves as a cooperative to ensure better pay, benefits, and support one another. It was important for them to organise together and become their own bosses to ensure that they weren't being mistreated.

Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy: Day 2

The second day of the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD) encapsulated several workshops and also two really inspiring speeches. Brought to you by the Sofian / Shane reporting squad.

Being the Tech Squad (and random jobs squad) Sofian and I were asked to help out with technical support (in exchange for the free admission to the conference). So far it's been really good to help people with any technical difficulties that they may have. Shane has also taken great enjoyment in running around doing random jobs for Neily & crew.

You can find our notes on workshops in subsequent blog posts.