Jan 27, 2016 Wednesday

The Seven Cooperative Principles

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

What is a co-op and why should we care about them? From Michael Johnson, "A co-operative can be a social and political institution as well as an economic enterprise through which individual members can consciously connect with and serve the common good of us all—starting with their community, then onto a network of like cooperatives, onto the whole cooperative movement here in the States and across the globe, and onto all other movements and efforts for greater democracy, cooperation, peace, economic well-being, and ecological sanity." Join this open discussion about why co-ops are important and learn more about Indy's local co-op community!

Bring one of the following:
a surprise with the Trade School logo on it
anything local or handmade (dairy & soy free treats, candles, dried lavender, a surprise)
information on a local co-op you know or are inspired by
locally roasted coffee to serve at Trade School
seasonal & local produce
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
to teach a class during the Winter (email Trade School before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
visit the Pogue's Run Grocer co-op if you've never been before

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!