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, CA. Repaired 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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Cooperative Workshops for Black Entrepreneurs, Workers, & Communities
We're excited to be co-presenting our Think Outside the Boss workshop with Repaired Nations and Village Connect with the support of the San Leandro African American Business Council, the Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce, the African American Community Services, ODOS Synergy Services, and the California Black Expo!
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. 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! 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.
Attorneys, artists, law students, and experienced cooperative professionals will give short presentations on legal issues, governance structures, financing, cooperative conversion, and more, including:
What is a worker-owned business?
What are advantages of forming a cooperative business?
How do you spread ownership and control across a group of people?
What are the tax benefits for selling your business to your employees?
What are the steps to convert your business to a cooperative?
How do you raise money for a cooperative?
What are the tax and accounting issues in a cooperative?
How does employment laws effect worker coops?
If you have questions, please email Gregory Jackson at his email address below.