Come learn why converting businesses to cooperatives benefits owners, workers, and communities. We'll provide an overview of benefits, models, and stories of businesses converting to cooperatives.
Wow! We didn't know this was going to be so popular! In case you are unable to attend our teach-in on December 11th, don't worry! We'll host this same discussion at an upcoming Legal Cafe in January.
To make sure you get the email about our January date, please go to our Cooperatives Program subscription page by clicking this link and update your email preferences. Make sure to check the box next to "Conversions."
We're excited to have Mariposa Gardening & Design Cooperative come and talk about their experience converting to a worker cooperative with their founder and worker-owners! We'll also share some of the legal steps and business considerations owners and employees should know before moving forward. Space is limited so please RSVP below!
About the Speakers
Mariposa Gardening & Design Cooperative Founder Andrea Hurd: Andrea is founder and worker-owner at Mariposa Gardening & Design. Andrea converted her company to a worker cooperative, has over 20 years experience in organic food production and organic ornamental gardening and a lifetime commitment to increasing and sustaining bird and butterfly habitat as well as sustainable living practices and ecological stewardship.
Cooperatives Attorney Charlotte Tsui: Charlotte provides legal support, coordination, and training for immigrant owned cooperatives, entrepreneurs, legal professionals, and movement organizations focused on immigrant rights.
Director of Economic Democracy Ricardo Nuñez: Ricardo co-coordinates the Law Center’s education, research, advocacy, and advice for equitable, democratic enterprises. He has been providing technical support to cooperatives for over nine years and is on the board of US Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the California Center for Cooperative Development.
Teach-ins at the Resilient Communities Legal Cafe
This teach-in is a part of the Law Center's Resilient Communities Legal Cafe. Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.
SHOUT OUT! This Legal Cafe is hosted by Alchemy Collective Cafe, a worker-owned cooperative business that serves delicious coffee and pastries! And, they host our Legal Cafes at NO CHARGE to the Law Center! Thanks, Alchemy!!!
Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe.
Interested in legal advice only? Please RSVP here.
1741 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703
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