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June 5: Disaster Cooperativism Webinar

Earthworker Cooperative is holding an online webinar that we believe has never been more relevant than in the time of covid-19.

Earthworker Cooperative is holding an online webinar that we believe has never been more relevant than in the time of COVID-19.

Cooperatives and a vastly different, worker owned, democratic economic structure is one that we believe can help to build a better world post pandemic, rather than returning to 'business-as-usual'. This pandemic has painfully demonstrated just how capitalism cannot deal with complex problems like climate change, social inequality and innumerable others.

There are three great panellists for the evening:

Godfrey Moase
Chairperson and Co-founder of Co-operative Power Australia and Executive Director at the United Workers Union. He is also an activist and writer who has been published numerous times.

Eleanor Coffey
Co-founder and worker-member of Redgum Cleaning Co-operative. Redgum launched in early 2018 with 5 founding members to clean homes and offices around Melbourne using eco-friendly methods. It has since doubled in size, and its members are continuously learning about cooperatively running a business. Eleanor is active in encouraging and supporting others to start their own worker cooperatives in ethical industries.

Dr Tim Thornton
Director of the School of Political Economy and is employed as a Senior Researcher Fellow at the Economics in Context Initiative at Boston University. Tim is also a Research Fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University in Boston.

This event will be ticketed by suggested donation as a fundraiser for Earthworker Cooperative, so that we can continue to facilitate and further expand Cooperatives locally and further afield.

This event is free for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who can email [email protected] to book a place. You can also contact the email above if for any reason you need a free ticket, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Get your tickets here.

Once you have booked your place you will receive a confirmation email with the link to the Zoom meeting in it.

Earthworker acknowledges the Sovereign lands of the Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nations whose land that we live and work on.

Earthworker Cooperative is a member of Friends of the Earth Australia.

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