Repaired Nations Events

Repaired Nations is here to cultivate cooperative power through black collective ownership of our businesses, housing, and land!Find all the events that Repaired Nations hosts to build cooperative power in black communities in the San Francisco East Bay! 

Sustainable Economies Law Center and Repaired Nations have joined forces to begin a concerted effort to bring cooperative resources to Black Communities, starting in East Oakland and Richmond, CARepaired Nations was created in 2018 as a container for Greg Jackson's Equal Justice Works fellowship, hosted by the Law Center. Greg embarked on a 2 year fellowship that focused on expanding the impact the Law Center has in African American communities, an explicit effort to be more equitable in the creation of cooperatives for the liberation and autonomy of frontline, marginalized communities. 

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  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Acta Non Verba Lounge in Oakland, CA

    Think Outside the Boss: East Oakland

    Bay Area Black Worker CenterCooperative Workshops for the Black Community

    Think Outside the Boss provides community members an introduction into the nuts and bolts of starting and running a cooperatively owned business. We go over legal issues in an accessible way to help you understand the relationships between cooperatives, employment, and community wealth-building.

    We'll be presenting Think Outside the Boss over three sessions. This first workshop session will cover:

    • What is a worker-owned business?

    • What are advantages of forming a cooperative business?

    • What are legal entities and what should you consider before forming one? 

    If you are an African American entrepreneur starting a business, an existing business owner thinking about succession plans and you have Black workers, or an existing worker coop with black worker-members looking for a refresher, this training is for you! >>> RSVP BELOW!

    Food and drinks provided!

    Think Outside the Boss for the Black Community

    Workshop Session 2 will cover:

    • How do you spread ownership and control across a group of people?

    • What are some models of participatory management and democratic governance?

    • How does employment laws effect worker coops?

    Workshop Session 3 will cover:

    • How do you raise money for a cooperative?

    • What are the tax and accounting issues in a cooperative?

    Attorneys, artists, law students, and experienced cooperative professionals will give short presentations on legal issues, governance structures, financing, cooperative conversion, and more! At the event, we will have bound copies of the Think Outside the Boss manual for paying attendees! You can also download it for free prior to the event here

    This event is being sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation and Repaired Nations and hosted by the Bay Area Black Worker Center. Thank you!

  • Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Richmond Main Library in Richmond, CA

    Think Outside the Boss: Richmond Part Two

    Cooperative Workshops for the Black Community

    Think Outside the Boss provides community members an introduction into the nuts and bolts of starting and running a cooperatively owned business. We go over legal issues in an accessible way to help you understand the relationships between cooperatives, employment, and community wealth-building.

    In collaboration with the Repaired Nations and Cooperation Richmond, we are providing regular teach-ins that go through our legal guide for starting and operating worker cooperatives, Think Outside the Boss

    We'll be presenting sections of Think Outside the Boss over multiple sessions over the next few months. Our second teach-in will cover:

    • How does employment law change the way worker coop members work together?

    • What does it mean for worker owners to have an employee?

    • In a worker cooperative, should members be treated as employees or owners?

    • What do worker owners need to know to protect themselves, other members, and marginalized communities?

    If you are an African American entrepreneur starting a business, an existing business owner thinking about succession plans and you have Black workers, or an existing worker coop with black worker-members looking for a refresher, this training is for you! >>> RSVP BELOW!

    Food and drinks provided!

    Think Outside the Boss for the Black Community

    Workshop Session 2 will cover:

    • How do you spread ownership and control across a group of people?

    • What are some models of participatory management and democratic governance?

    • How does employment laws effect worker coops?

    Workshop Session 3 will cover:

    • How do you raise money for a cooperative?

    • What are the tax and accounting issues in a cooperative?

    Attorneys, artists, law students, and experienced cooperative professionals will give short presentations on legal issues, governance structures, financing, cooperative conversion, and more! At the event, we will have bound copies of the Think Outside the Boss manual for paying attendees! You can also download it for free prior to the event here

    This event is being sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation, Cooperation Richmond and Repaired Nations.

    Thank you!

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Acta Non Verba Lounge in Oakland, CA

    Think Outside the Boss: East Oakland Part Two

    Cooperative Workshops for the Black Community

    Think Outside the Boss provides community members an introduction into the nuts and bolts of starting and running a cooperatively owned business. We go over legal issues in an accessible way to help you understand the relationships between cooperatives, employment, and community wealth-building.

    In collaboration with the Repaired Nations and Cooperation Richmond, we are providing regular teach-ins that go through our legal guide for starting and operating worker cooperatives, Think Outside the Boss

    We'll be presenting sections of Think Outside the Boss over multiple sessions over the next few months. Our second teach-in will cover:

    • How does employment law change the way worker coop members work together?

    • What does it mean for worker owners to have an employee?

    • In a worker cooperative, should members be treated as employees or owners?

    • What do worker owners need to know to protect themselves, other members, and marginalized communities?

    If you are an African American entrepreneur starting a business, an existing business owner thinking about succession plans and you have Black workers, or an existing worker coop with black worker-members looking for a refresher, this training is for you! >>> RSVP BELOW!

    Food and drinks provided!

    Think Outside the Boss for the Black Community

    Workshop Session 2 will cover:

    • How do you spread ownership and control across a group of people?

    • What are some models of participatory management and democratic governance?

    • How does employment laws effect worker coops?

    Workshop Session 3 will cover:

    • How do you raise money for a cooperative?

    • What are the tax and accounting issues in a cooperative?

    Attorneys, artists, law students, and experienced cooperative professionals will give short presentations on legal issues, governance structures, financing, cooperative conversion, and more! At the event, we will have bound copies of the Think Outside the Boss manual for paying attendees! You can also download it for free prior to the event here

    This event is being sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation, Cooperation Richmond and Repaired Nations.

    Thank you!

  • Friday, October 11, 2019 at 09:00 AM through October 14, 2019
    University of Ghana, Legon in Accra, Ghana

    Year of Return Exchange Trip: Ghana Conference

    We are organizing a cultural exchange trip that is primarily focused on creating pathways for African Americans to re-invest in Africa regeneratively, without perpetuating the problems capitalism perpetuates. Our Cultural Exchange invites Africans from across the continent and U.S. cooperative members and supporters to begin dialogue for a co-created equitable development policy for Ghanaian economic development and beyond.

    Dialogue is the key to our trip; it is only through dialogue that two distanced peoples with shared roots can begin to find synergies between themselves, and only through dialogue can new arrivals to Africa know what Africans want for Africa and how to help steward their visions. Co-created equitable development policy can only be built upon discussion, exchange of ideas, and information.

    The growing American cohort is a group of cooperative-minded people seeking to learn how Ghanaians in particular, and Africans in general, structure their collective efforts, to offer our experience and expertise to local projects, and to engage critical conversation regarding international cooperative exchange of resources. Attendees will form relationships that bloom into cultural content, import/export agreements, thought partnership, and real estate development.

    Please RSVP by making your deposit here.

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