Free webinars on Co-ops: Youth Unemployment & Racial Justice

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written by

Abby Gordon-Farleigh

Oct 1, 2020

As part of our New Economy Programme, Stir to Action’s democratic learning and action platform, we’ve partnered with The Hive – a support programme for co-ops delivered by Co-operatives UK in partnership with The Co-operative Bank — to run two free webinars during October.

The webinars (below) are for individuals and organisations who are interested in the role of co-operatives in the response to racial injustice and youth unemployment.


What Future? Co-ops & Youth Employment 

Wednesday 21 October 7.30pm-9pm

Find out more and book your free place

In the years following the last economic crisis in 2008, young people turned to co-operatives as a way to create decent work and alternative careers for themselves, after most entry-level and graduate jobs were turned into precarious, short-term, or zero-hour contracts. Now with young people most likely to be affected by the current economic crisis, getting to know more about co-operatives can offer the opportunity to create work where you're in control.

Interested in co-ops but not sure where to start? Interested in the experiences and challenges of other young people who have started co-ops themselves?

Co-ops & the Movements for Racial Justice 

Wednesday 28 October 7.30pm-9pm

This event is now fully booked.

The rise of anti-racist and Black Lives Matter movements, particularly in 2020, is necessarily demanding all of us to review racial and economic inequality in the UK. While estimates suggest that BAME co-ops only constitute 1-2% of the UK’s co-operative movement, there’s a responsibility to remake the connection between co-operatives and economic justice in marginalised communities.

Looking to understand why and how co-ops can be part of the response to racial injustice? Are you interested in co-ops but not sure where to start?