Fully funded places available on Beyond Here webinar!

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Stir to Action

Jun 26, 2020

[We are no longer accepting applications as the places are fully subscribed]

In partnership with Suma, we’re offering six fully-funded places on 6 July’s Worker Co-operative Development in Immigrant Communities with New York City’s Centre of Family Life Maru Bautista. See the webinar outline here.

Who can apply?

BAME groups or organisations interested in how co-op development could benefit your communities

OR

A co-operative advisor interested in offering more support and understanding the role of co-ops in immigrant communities

Apply for your space here.


Why are Suma sponsoring this webinar?

Our friends at Suma have released a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and as part of their commitment to anti-racism and in recognition of the lack of diversity in the UK’s co-op movement, they’re sponsoring six places on the Worker Co-op Development in Immigrant Communities webinar on 6 July.

“The anti-racism protests over the last month have given us all cause to reflect. At Suma we know that co-ops can have a transformative effect on people’s lives, giving them control over the things that matter to them, like their livelihoods and housing. We want more and more people to benefit from being part of a co-op, and are aware that the co-op sector in the UK isn’t representative of people of colour.

At Suma we stand in full support of Black Lives Matter, and we know we all have a collective responsibility to promote equality, to acknowledge and rally against racism, injustice and inequality.

But we're not perfect and we're looking at changes we can make as a business. We know it will take some time as we educate ourselves, listen and respond and examine our working practices to develop our ongoing commitment to racial justice.

In the meantime, we’re trying to take action that will help make a difference, like sharing anti-racism resources among Suma workers and on social media, and supporting important initiatives. Stir to Action do effective training for a democratic economy and so we’re planning to support this and other activity from Stir to Action that boosts understanding of existing co-ops run by and for people of colour, and that helps get the infrastructure in place to make it easier for these co-ops to start, run and grow.”

Find out more about Suma.