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Annual Member Meeting // Reunión anual de membresía

Annual Member Meeting // Reunión anual de membresía

PACA is based in Philadelphia, PA
Español abajo // PACA annually convenes its co-op membership, partners, and all who are "co-op curious" for a look at our region's cooperative economy. In 2020, we'll continue this tradition—virtually this time—and welcome you to join us! At this virtual meeting, you'll have the chance to conn...
Tuesday, November 10 2020 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

The Practice of Democracy in Our Daily Lives

The Practice of Democracy in Our Daily Lives

PACA is based in Philadelphia, PA
This election season, we are hearing candidates and activists calling to "save" or "protect" our democracy. Here at PACA, as a cooperative organization, democracy is one of our core values. But what does it mean—really—to practice democracy? What does it mean to engage, to participate, beyond the...
Thursday, October 29 2020 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

Housing Justice, Organizing, and Cooperation

Housing Justice, Organizing, and Cooperation

PACA is based in Philadelphia, PA
In recent months, unhoused folks and housing justice activists have demanded "housing now"—specifically, the transfer of vacant properties to a community land trust for permanent low-income housing administered by local community-controlled committees. Coalitions have called for a moratorium on u...
Tuesday, October 27 2020 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

Study Sessions on Mutual Aid and Cooperative Economics

Study Sessions on Mutual Aid and Cooperative Economics

Link to be emailed, PA
In mutual aid efforts, communities come together to pool resources and distribute them as necessary. The same principle drives our most successful cooperatives: Resources are pooled and distributed as available and as instructed by the needs and desires of their members, rather than by arbitrary ...
Fri, May 1 2020 7:30 PM Fri, May 15 2020 9:00 PM

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE // Ujima, Ujamaa: The Cooperative Hxstory of the Civil Rights Movement

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE // Ujima, Ujamaa: The Cooperative Hxstory of the Civil Rights Movement

Philadelphia, PA
Update on 3/12/20 at 4:46 p.m.: This workshop is POSTPONED, and will be rescheduled when 'social distancing' as a result of COVID-19 is no longer a recommended practice. — Original description: Join Dominique, one of PACA’s Cooperative Business Developers, for a conversation exploring the ways...
Friday, March 13 2020 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Let's Watch It! The North Pole web series

Let's Watch It! The North Pole web series

Philadelphia, PA
The North Pole Show, set in Oakland, is "The North Pole is a comedic web series about three best friends born and raised in North Oakland, CA, who struggle to stay rooted as their neighborhood becomes a hostile environment." We will screen the first season, then reflect and analyze on what it mea...
Saturday, November 16 2019 2:00 PM 5:00 PM

2019 PACA Co-op Summit & Annual Meeting

2019 PACA Co-op Summit & Annual Meeting

Philadelphia, PA
PACA annually convenes its co-op membership, cooperators, and the general public together for a look at our region's co-op economy and to envision how to make it stronger. In 2019, we'll continue this tradition and welcome you to join us! What to expect? enjoy delicious food prepared by PACA's ...
Friday, November 1 2019 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

CANCELLED: Let's Study Co-op Principles! Why and how we practice them

CANCELLED: Let's Study Co-op Principles! Why and how we practice them

Philadelphia, PA
The Seven International Co-op Principles are explained at every co-op new member orientation and are a key part of the co-op identity.  Join PACA at the Kensington Community Food Co-op to start or deepen that learning! Their origins go back to the Rochdale pioneers who led the way for our modern ...
Wednesday, October 23 2019 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Co-op Month Kick-off! Fun & Games Gathering

Co-op Month Kick-off! Fun & Games Gathering

Philadelphia, PA
Co-hosted with PACA co-op member Bonfire Media Collective, gather with cooperators from around the region to celebrate together how the greater Philadelphia area does cooperation and community. We will have board games, co-op trivia, share success stories, and talk about our work.  Plus, we'll ea...
Friday, October 4 2019 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

Participation & Equality in Cooperatives: Lessons from Spain

Participation & Equality in Cooperatives: Lessons from Spain

Philadelphia, PA
What might it take for participation and equality to happen in practice?   Dr. Bryer, an Anthropologist and Reader in Accounting from the University of Bristol, UK, has conducted fieldwork on these issues with cooperative businesses and social movements in Argentina, Spain, and recently begun pr...
Thursday, September 26 2019 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
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