NASCO Education and Training Institute

november, 2021

12novalldayNASCO Education and Training Institute


Event Details

Proposals for sessions and workshops open until September 3: More here

Save the Date for NASCO Institute on November 12-14, 2021. To continue the prioritization of our community’s health and safety, we will be holding NASCO Institute remotely again this year. 

The theme for NASCO Institute this year is Mutual Aid. Cooperativism and mutual aid go hand in hand as practices rooted in social solidarity and collective care. Mutual aid has blossomed over the past year to address many of the challenges brought on by the pandemic and has provided a pathway for communities to become more resilient in times of crisis. Many co-op organizations and co-op members, acting under shared cooperative principles and utilizing the skill sets they’ve developed through cooperative work, have taken proactive steps to support co-op members and the communities they are embedded within during the pandemic.

Through this year’s theme, we will spotlight examples of mutual aid networks, inter-cooperative mutual aid organizing, skillshare, and explore how you and your co-op can build and support mutual aid networks near you.

Dean Spade has been working to build queer and trans liberation based in racial and economic justice for the past two decades. He’s the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, the director of the documentary “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!,” and the creator of the mutual aid toolkit at His latest book, Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next), was published by Verso Press in October 2020.

(From invitation email from North American Students of Cooperation, June 30, 2021)


november 12 (Friday) - 14 (Sunday)


Online (no travel required)