Let’s face it, some organizations have done some amazing events online during the pandemic and one of them is the Sustainable Economies Law Center with their #Coopalooza event in September 2021, which was focused on ” exploring our vision to redistribute wealth and power and dismantle the oppressive dominant economic system by creating more worker controlled enterprises. Nearly 300 people came to our events; we hosted over a dozen partners, collaborators, and panelists; and we grew our imagination as to what a world where work is governed and controlled by workers might look like. ” (theselc.org).
Not only was the event a space where people got to celebrate worker co-operation, worker ownership but they also took the opportunity to inspire new people to pursue this way of organizing/working. Further, they generously have offered their conference materials for free – including recordings, slides and even a guide.
“LONG LIVE WORKPLACE DEMOCRACY. LONG LIVE WORKER POWER.”
Find all of the tools and resources here:
- You’re (not) the boss of me: Panel recording on different approaches to democratic governance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSikbG2IVDk&list=PL6qQLv9YMwH1aBiD_NJgYkYaaGDKBkDU-&index=2
- Find 4 recorded sessions here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6qQLv9YMwH1aBiD_NJgYkYaaGDKBkDU-
- Guide on “How to Become a Worker Self-Directed Nonprofit: A Bite-Sized Legal Guide”: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O_odmn34Hh5R3KXwv1LCtSJGEXVfJWkX2HsmxvXW_qY/edit#heading=h.dv9xig6zstj3
- If you’re keen to get into the nitty-gritty, view this webinar recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am8EKa3_2d8
(Image and key bits of information from https://www.theselc.org/_coopalooza_recap_resources?utm_campaign=october_2021_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=theselc)