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Introduction to Cooperative Education and Development Workshops

Introduction • Orientation • Registration
for Collective REMAKE’s Cooperative
Education & Development Workshop Series
January 25, 2020 2 pm – 5 pm
Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center
MLK Center for Public Health 11833 Wilmington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Series for
Women and LGBTQ folks
to begin February – April 2020
Registration is Required
The Full Series Includes Ten Workshops
For more information please email: contactus@collectiveremake.com

Create an Art Coop


September 14, 2019 • 1- 3 pm


Southern California Library
6120 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044

Collective REMAKE and Friends are holding an initial planning meeting
to begin the start-up phase for a Democratically Run Art Cooperative

This is an informational & initial planning session. People/Artists
IMPACTED by incarceration and navigating reentry are encouraged
to attend. There will an an introduction to cooperatives, and a hands on participatory excercise with the Business Model Canvas, a brainstorm on
multiple concepts for cooperative art businesses. Ideas currently include:

Recycle for ART: a coop that will produce, market and sell art.

• Arts for Healing and Wellness: provide classes,
workshops and healing arts

• Multi-media and Design: provide multi media design services
and train impacted people in technology and design.

Please join us to Learn more! Please let us know you are coming!

If you have questions, please contact Mary Sutton at
  msutton@collectiveremake.com • 310-709-8602, or
Bryant Mangum • bmangum@collecitveremake.com

Join Collective REMAKE at the Leimert Part Book Fair

Collective REMAKE will be tabling all day.

“ONE OF LA’S FIVE BEST ANNUAL BOOK FAIRS,” the Leimert Park Village Book Fair attracts over 200 authors, poets, spoken word artists, storytellers, performers, and literary/educational exhibitor participants – and boasts an audience of over 5,000. Since its inception LPVBF has grown in popularity and prestige becoming a cultural tradition and premier summer literary event. The 13th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair is happy to announce world-class athlete, fitness and wellness advocate, TV personality and home chef, Laila Ali as its 2019 book fair ambassador. She will be headlining the culinary stage with recipes from her new cookbook, “Food for Life.” Laila currently is the host of Emmy Award-winning show, “Home Made Simple,” which airs every Saturday on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

Lemiert Park Book Fair

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw

3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90008


We have cups, stickers, posters, pins and books for sale.

We are selling Jessica Gordon-Nembhard’s book, Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice.


Art, Education, Music, Food & Great Company

Collective REMAKE’s Environmental Education Day held at the Five Points Youth Foundation was a huge success.

Collective REMAKE members set up activity booths featuring cooperative business models, values and purpose :
  • Composting: Learn how to build your back yard compost system
  • Environmental Exhibition—Colorful displays presented the devastating impact that Textiles and Plastics have on the Environment
  • Art Making
  • Youth created the Plastic Fish and learned how our plastic trash hurt sea life and ends up in the food we eat
  • Kids also had the opportunity to silkscreen on recycled shirts
  • Music: Local L.A. Artists join the Five Points Youth Foundation and Collective REMAKE in community celebration
  • Food: Vegan burgers and jerk chicken and healthy dishes served to all, young and old
  • This event is funded by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA)

Environmental Education Day

Environmental Education Day

June 15, 2019 • 4pm – 7pm

Free & Open to the Public
Healthy BBQ, Meat and Vegan, for All

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Collective REMAKE is featuring sustainable
Cooperative business models:

Recycle for JOBs • Worms4U • All City Art

PLEASE Bring Your empty CRV Beverage Containers
to support
Recycle for JOBs

Environmental Education Day June 15, 2019 – Postcard

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Legal Steps to Start Your Cooperative

April 6, 2019 • 1 pm – 4 pm

Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center
MLK Center for Public Health
11833 Wilmington Ave • Los Angeles, CA 90059

Legal Steps to Start Your Cooperative

Attorneys, Anastasia Butler and Brett Heeger will give a comprehensive overview of what you need to know about the legal aspects of starting your cooperative. Topics include: Incorporation Options, Liability, The Role of Bylaws, Legal Democratic Structures for Cooperatives, Worker Ownership and more…

Creating a Vision for Your Cooperative  through the Business Model Canvas

March 9, 2019
1 pm – 4 pm
Facilitated by Karen Ochoa
from the LA Coop LAB


Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center
MLK Center for Public Health
11833 Wilmington Ave • Los Angeles, CA 90059
Photos shown are from Collective REMAKE’s Workshops Series held at Southern California Library, 2016, and Fair Chance Project, Summer 2017, where LA Coop Lab facilitates the Business Model Canvas exercise. Photos in bottom row are from 2018 Summer Seminar held at Southwest College.
The objective of this workshop is to use the Business Model Canvas and other tools to build the business model of your co-op project, including:
  • Value Proposition and Customer Segments
  • Customer Relationships
  • Channels for Reaching Customers
  • Revenue Model
  • Cost Model
  • Key Resources, Activities, and Partnerships
To accomplish this, we will:
  • present an overview of the building blocks of the canvas illustrated by an example from an existing cooperative business
  • provide time for teams to do a first pass at the whole canvas, as well as time to debrief team assignments of the specific elements of the canvas.

Accounting, Budgeting and Financing for a Sustainable Cooperative in Your Community

March 16, 2019 • 1 pm – 4 pm

Facilitated by Niki Okuk, MBA, Board Member of the Los Angeles Union
Cooperative Initiative (LUCI)

Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center
MLK Center for Public Health
11833 Wilmington Ave • Los Angeles, CA 90059

Accounting, Budgeting and Financing for a Sustainable Cooperative in Your Community


This session covers the 3 basic financial statements all companies have and how they relate to each other. Using in class examples we will build sample proforma financial statements and talk about the slightly different terminology used in the coopertive business world.
The objectives of this workshop include:
  • To understand the fundamentals necessary to create a start-up budget for a cooperative business
  • To become familiar with the elements of a solid cooperative business plan
  • To be aware of multiple sources for start-up funds in the cooperative and small business arenas.
  • To know about the concept of patronage as critical part of cooperative accounting
Participants will have the opportunity to begin a start-up budget for their cooperative dream and acquire the basic tools and support to begin writing a business plan.

A Just Transition Framework


Collective REMAKE presents a Cooperative Education & Development Saturday Workshop Series

February 16 – April 27, 2019
Free and Open to the Public • Please let us know you are coming. 

Next Workshop

March 2, 2019 
Just Transition Framework
presented by Mariana Mendoza
Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center
MLK Center for Public Health
11833 Wilmington Ave • Los Angeles, CA 90059
Visiting Cooperative: Collective Avenue Coffee
We are eager to change the current extractive, violent system we live in into a regenerative one that can sustain, nourish, and heal everyone. But how do we get there? This workshop will be based on a Just Transition framework developed by Movement Generation, which offers five pillars of the economy to better understand the dominant economy and spark ideas of strategies we can implement to transition from an extractive economy to a regenerative one in a just way. “Transition is inevitable, justice is not.”
“A Just Transition requires us to build a visionary economy for life in a way that is very different than the economy we are in now. Constructing this visionary economy calls for strategies that democratize, decentralize and diversify economic activity while we damper down consumption, and (re)distribute resources and power. This presentation Is for folks interested in building collective vision and action towards Ecological Justice that does not separate humans from nature, or social equity from ecological integrity.” (Movement Generation)