We have only three more days to raise scholarship funds so that local co-op members and future co-op starters can attend this conference! This is an amazing opportunity for the local cooperative movement to build our skills and networks for a more just and democratic economy. There is a desperate need for scholarship funds! A $100 donation will cover one "community rate" registration for one of the many community based organizations who want to send their members to the conference. We have dozens of scholarship applications from a very diverse group of individuals who need assistance attending the conference, and we really need your help.
This fourth national worker cooperative conference is a CELEBRATION of worker cooperatives, an INVITATION to the public, and a place of CONGREGATION for worker cooperative members and supporters....and it's happening in 2012, the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives.
We're creating a big tent for worker cooperatives, cooperative developers, policymakers, community organizers, academics, and others to come together to learn and be inspired by the powerful possibilities of cooperatives, worker ownership and workplace democracy.
The conference is open to the public. It is also a time for members of the US Federation to come together, share stories and skills, make friends and connections, and find ways to do business together. Conference attendees will find a variety of hands-on practical workshops, opportunities for thinking about the bigger picture, several stimulating speakers, and of course -- always -- a good party!
Please join us in Boston to continue building this dynamic, powerful and pluralistic movement of worker-owners from around the country and the world.
We will provide Spanish translation as well as childcare.
For more information go to http://conference2012.usworker.coop/
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