"Own The Change" Film Screening & Teach-In

Cooperative Federal in Syracuse, NY

"Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time" (22 Minutes) is a short documentary meant to give an overview of what a worker co-op is, how it can transform lives and communities, and the realities of starting one. Watch as we go through concrete steps for building economic alternatives by creating worker-owned cooperatives. Featuring conversations with worker-owners from Union Cab; Ginger Moon; Arizmendi Bakery, Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance (AORTA); New Era Windows; and more.

Following the film, we'll have a teach-in including:

> Facilitated discussion using the guide from the the film's producers Toolbox for Education and Social Action
> Worker Co-op Walkaround Activity: A participatory way to get a group thinking about what a worker cooperative could look like in your community
> Co-op Readiness Activity: Is your co-op idea ready for action? Evaluate using this rubric and find out!
> Co-op Resource Mapping Activity: Who can you turn to in your community to get started and stay successful?

Co-Sponsored by:

Onondaga Small Business Development Center
Cooperative Federal
Workers' Center of CNY
Green Party of Onondaga County
Urban Jobs Task Force
Independent Media CNY
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Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm