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COLLECTIVE REMAKE: Art, Business, Education, Jobs, News, People, and Recycling for Sustainability is a unique social enterprise—in Los Angeles County—designed to support the creation of worker-owned businesses and other kinds of cooperatives with people who have been incarcerated and other individuals who have been pushed out of the mainstream economy due to race, sex, class, gender identity, age or ability.

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An Introduction to Co-operatives: A Solution for People Navigating Reentry

Join Collective REMAKE and Associates for an interactive webinar about Co-operatives and what they can do for communities that are pushed to the edge of the economy. The discussion will include:

  • Introduction to co-operative businesses
  • Presentation of the economic context and why cooperatives are a sustainable alternative.
  • Overview of the Co-operative Principles and Values
  • Description of the Types of Cooperatives
  • Review of Co-operatives Around the World
  • Why Not in Los Angeles?

GEO- Grassroots Economic Organization

In this exploratory case study, interviewed Tim Huet, co- founder of the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives ( modeled by the Mondragon cooperative from Basque, Spain), and Dr. Carol Prejeaon Zippert, co-foounder of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives.  

The article presents an in-depth analysis of two successful cases, two inspirational leaders in the emerging world of cooperative development, and a beautiful poem written by Dr. Carol Zippert. 

Thank you GEO for publishing it!


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Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice by Jessica Gordon-Nembhard’s Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice.