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Saturday, November 21 • 9:00am - 9:45am
OPENING PLENARY/SESIÓN PLENARIA DE APERTURA

Welcome and Purpose of Convening  
Joan Fadayiro
Xochitl Espinosa

A Moment for Centering
Deidra Somerville

Co-op 101: History of Cooperatives in the Black and Indigenous Tradition
Mike Tekh Strode
Ana Romero

Bienvenida
Joan Fadayiro
Xochitl Espinosa

One momento para centrarnos
Deidra Somerville

Cooperativa 101: Historia de las Cooperativas en la Tradición Negra e Indígena
Mike Tekh Strode
Ana Romero

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Xochitl Espinosa

Executive Director, BMLA
Xochitl Espinosa is the Founder and Director of the Co-op Ed Center whose purpose is to provide training and technical assistance to worker cooperative startups. She also serves as a Commissioner of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation. Previously, she was the Cooperative... Read More →
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Joan Fadayiro

Cooperation for Liberation Study & Working Group
Joan Fadayiro is a community organizer. She has participated in and led struggles to improve public education, resist police violence, contend for grassroots-led political power, and secure and improve long-term affordable housing. Through her organizing, Joan recognized that many... Read More →
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Ana Romero

Women for Economic Justice
Ana Romero Diaz is a Mexican sociologist and decolonial feminist. She is Co-Founder of Women for Economic Justice and Casa de Activismo Comunitario Domitila Barrios. These organizations have departed from the hierarchical non-profit model of operation and are driven by the community... Read More →
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Mike Tekh Strode

Exchange Coordinator, The Kola Nut Collaborative
Mike Strode is a writer, tech enthusiast, urban cyclist and kitchen alchemist who resides in South Chicago. He is founder and Exchange Coordinator of the Kola Nut Collaborative, a Chicago based timebanking initiative. Its core mission is to promote and sustain a robust timebanking... Read More →

Saturday November 21, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am CST
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