Co-ops & the Movements for Racial Justice

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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? 

We'll be joined by Esteban Kelly, the Executive Director of US Federation of Worker Co-ops and cofounder of AORTA who will take us a detour through the recent history of POC-led co-ops in the United States.

We'll also be joined by Carolina Rodriguez from the Essential Workers Cooperative, a migrant-led group of cleaners – part of CAIWU union – who are empowering others in London to create dignified livelihoods in the cleaning industry.

Finally, we'll be joined by Amy Hall of the New Internationalist, sharing her experiences of being within the co-operative sector over the last few years.

This webinar is being funded by The Hive – a support programme for co-ops delivered by Co-operatives UK in partnership with The Co-operative Bank.

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