This event is organised by Stir to Action
The rise of anti-racist and Black Lives Matter movements, particularly in 2020, is necessarily demanding all of us to review racial and economic inequality in the UK. While estimates suggest that BAME co-ops only constitute 1% to 2% of the UK’s co-operative movement, there’s a responsibility to remake the connection between co-operatives and economic justice in marginalised communities.
This event is lfor those ooking to understand why and how co-ops can be part of the response to racial injustice? Speakers include Esteban Kelly, the Executive Director of US Federation of Worker Co-ops and cofounder of AORTA, who will take attendees through a detour through the recent history of POC-led co-ops in the United States. Carolina Rodriguez, from the Essential Workers Cooperative, a migrant-led group of cleaners – part of CAIWU union – is another speaker. The Essential Workers Cooperative are empowering others in London to create dignified livelihoods in the cleaning industry.
This webinar is being funded by The Hive – a support programme for co-ops delivered by Co-operatives UK in partnership with the Co-operative Bank.