3rd Biennial Union Co-op Symposium
Dec
1
to Dec 2

3rd Biennial Union Co-op Symposium

On Dec 1st & 2nd people from all across the U.S. and from Mondragon, Spain will be gathering in Cincinnati to further develop the union co-op sector of the U.S. economy. The Symposium offers a look at what's happening on the ground to establish integrated networks of worker-owned, unionized businesses. Participants will discuss best practices, union co-op management, financing, training, the power of the union co-op model, and how to build an economy that works for all, and more. Check back for more details in the coming months!

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The People’s Disruption: Platform Co-ops for Global Challenges
Nov
10
to Nov 11

The People’s Disruption: Platform Co-ops for Global Challenges

  • new york city, new york (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The first platform cooperativism event in 2015 popularized the #platformcoop idea, and the second event in 2016 brought together co-op and union leaders to push the model forward. This third event will zero in on ways that platform cooperatives can help to address some of the future’s most urgent challenges. The fairer digital economy we need is already emerging, but it won’t happen on its own. That’s where you come in.

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Farm Volunteer/Tour Days
Jul
15
9:00 AM09:00

Farm Volunteer/Tour Days

  • Our Harvest Cooperative @ Bahr Farm (map)
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9:00am-12:00pm
July 15 and August 19

Join us at Bahr Farm, 969 W. North Bend Rd., in Cincinnati. Meet Stephen Dienger, farm manager, at 9am for a 30 minute tour. From 9:30-noon volunteer and see what farming is all about! We'll have ways the little ones can help too! RSVP to megan@ourharvest.coop.

Source: http://www.ourharvest.coop/events/2017/7/15/farm-volunteertour-days

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2017 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit
Jun
9
8:30 AM08:30

2017 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit

  • Xavier University, Schiff Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In 2017, the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will explore new and promising areas of environmental sustainability, while also taking a deeper look at the issue of equity. They explore why equity is often overlooked in the discussion around sustainability, and the ways in which new economic opportunities can be pursued that are both socially and environmentally just.

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Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD)
Jun
9
to Jun 11

Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD)

  • Fordham University Lincoln Center (map)
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The Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD) exposes people to the concept of worker-owned businesses; strengthens existing worker-owned businesses; develops relationships between democratically-owned businesses, labor institutions, and resource organizations; and builds the movement for workplace democracy. It is held every two years in the Eastern United States.

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Dayton Introduction to Succession Planning
May
25
7:30 AM07:30

Dayton Introduction to Succession Planning

  • Montgomery County Building, 10th Floor (map)
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Please join us for “An Introduction to Business Succession Planning," a workshop for small business employers who want to begin to develop their exit strategy.  The training will be led by Chris Cooper of Kent State University's  business succession planning program and the Ohio Employee Ownership Center.

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Cincinnati Introduction to Business Succession Planning
May
19
7:30 AM07:30

Cincinnati Introduction to Business Succession Planning

  • OhioMeansJobs Cincinnati-Hamilton County (map)
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Please join us for “An Introduction to Business Succession Planning," a workshop for small business employers who want to begin to develop their exit strategy.  The training will be led by Chris Cooper of Ohio Employee Ownership Center and the business succession planning program at Kent State University.

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Manufacturing Presentation @ Dayton PechaKucha Night
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Manufacturing Presentation @ Dayton PechaKucha Night

Lela Klein has been invited to give a presentation about the manufacturing conversion project on May 18th at Dayton's Pecha Kucha Night, where the theme of the night is "hack your city. Pecha Kucha is a global network of community events where artists and innovators give brief talks using the format of 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide. Event info here!

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Solidarity School Meeting
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Solidarity School Meeting

RESISTANCE THROUGH SOLIDARITY!!

Date: April 4th, 2017

Time:6:30p-8:30p (Registration beginning at 6:15)

Location: CUFA 1814 Dreman Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45223 (Directions Here)

Dinner will be provided: Caterer TBD

Please RSVP through email @ solidarityschoolcinci@gmail.com or call/text Rachel @ 513-545-9367

About Cincinnati Solidarity School:

Solidarity is an independent socialist organization dedicated to forming a broad regrouping of the U.S. left. We include activists from many long-standing socialist traditions, as well as younger members from newer movements. We do not attempt to put forward a monolithic platform which we all have adapted to; rather, we rely on the richness of our traditions and the creativity and newer experiences of our younger members to foster and develop a forward-looking socialist thought.

Solidarity was founded in 1986 by revolutionary socialists who stand for "socialism from below," the self-organization of the working class and oppressed peoples. We are feminist, anti-racist, and democratic. Within our group, we are trying to foster cultural diversity, flexible practice, and straight-forward socialist politics.

We are activists in many grassroots movements. We are members of unions, where we oppose corporations as well as bureaucratic "business unionism." We are involved in solidarity with the people of Central and South America, Indonesia, Iraq, the Balkans, Palestine, and many other countries, where we fight against U.S. aggression and imperialism. We work for reproductive rights and other feminist demands. We fight for an ecologically balanced society. We support the struggles of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender activists. We include activists of color and we work in solidarity with people of color organized independently fighting for dignity and power and self determination.

In these movements, we try to build broad coalitions, organize the unorganized, activate the apathetic, develop ties between movements and strengthen the rank-and-file democracy.

We argue against participation in the Democratic Party, which has been the graveyard of radical movements, and promote the idea of a new, independent political party.

We see Solidarity as a contribution to a new U.S. left, one neither sectarian nor reformist. We advocate a new, creative politics with an attitude of openness and collaboration.

Members of the local Cincinnati branch are involved in a variety of movements and areas of activist work, such as housing rights, labor organizing, and Middle East solidarity.

 

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Jessica Gordon Nembhard Lecture
Mar
5
2:00 PM14:00

Jessica Gordon Nembhard Lecture

2pm March 5th
Main Library,
301 York Street,
Louisville, KY

Her groundbreaking work chronicles African American cooperative business ownership and its place in the movements for Black civil rights and economic equality. Through her research, Gordon Nembhard finds that African Americans, as well as other people of color and low-income people, have benefited greatly from cooperative ownership and democratic economic participation throughout the nation’s history.

This program is free, but tickets are required - register here for the March 5th lecture at the Public Library.

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SVP's 4th Annual Fast Pitch
Mar
1
5:30 PM17:30

SVP's 4th Annual Fast Pitch

What is Fast Pitch?

Fast Pitch is a technique borrowed from the venture capital and startup community and a way to showcase and accelerate nonprofits making a difference in our city! Nonprofits get training in telling effective, inspiring stories and then compete via a 3-minute pitch.

Come see our Fast Pitch Finalists tell their inspiring stories in just 3 minutes.  Network with philanthropists, community leaders and entrepreneurs.  Every ticket purchased is an act of philanthropy and an investment in social innovation.  You don’t want to miss it!

Fast Pitch 2017 is coming!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom

Reception at 5:30 PM, Pitches start at 6:30 PM

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS  #3minutesthatmatter

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