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2017 California Co-op Conference
April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Join us on April 28 & 29 in San Francisco for the 2017 California Co-op Conference! We’ll celebrate cooperatives by sharing successes and provide you with the most effective ways you can help strengthen and expand the cooperative movement!
Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Carol Zippert
Growing up & Standing up in the South: 50 years of Cooperative Organizing
Dr. Zippert will tell her story of growing up in the segregated American South, and how the African-American community she was part of moved from cooperation to cooperatives. She will share examples of community empowerment through cooperative solutions, as well as reflections of lessons learned for future generations to further social progress and equality.
Other workshops will reveal how cooperatives revitalize and fortify local economies by creating jobs, housing, and locally owned businesses. You will learn how to start a new cooperative, how to develop and how to strengthen your own cooperatives. The conference offers you an opportunity to engage with other cooperators and discuss ideas, experiences, and strategies.