About / Sobre nosotrxs

CoopEcon is an education and training institute geared toward helping current and future cooperators building and strengthening new community-based enterprises in their communities.

CoopEcon 2018 is the fifth gathering of a coalition of Southern Grassroots organizations and their affiliate partners. This network of organizations is working towards promoting and launching sustainable cooperative economies. The work of these organizations is inspired by the rich history of social justice struggle in the South and looks to the cooperative examples of Mondragon, Spain, and the Emilia Romagna area in Italy for guidance.

CoopEcon 2018 will continue to lay the foundations of an economy rooted in cooperation and democratic ownership, one that meets the needs of all, particularly communities including African-Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, women, youth, low income whites, LatinX, and formerly incarcerated people located in the historic US South, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

CoopEcon 2016 was made possible by the generous support of the following individuals and organizations:

Individuals
Mary Hoyer
Gilda Haas
Peggy Newell
Kristin Schwab
Sarah Stranahan
Aaron Tanaka
Michael Thompson
Ryan Thompson
Mary K. Wakeman

Organizations
CHS Foundation
CoBank
The Cooperative Foundation
Cooperation Works!
Democracy NC
Fund for Democratic Communities
Libra Foundation
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
National Co-op Bank
National Cooperative Business Association
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
New Society Fund
New Visions Foundation
Ralph K Morris Foundation
RSF Social Finance
Southern Partners Fund

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CoopEcon es un instituto de educación y entrenamiento enfocado en ayudar a cooperativistas actuales y futuros en construir y fortalecer empresas nuevas basadas en sus comunidades.

CoopEcon 2018 es la quinta reunión de una coalición de organizaciones de El Proyecto de Economías Comunitarias Sureñas (SGEP por sus siglas en inglés).  Esta red de organizaciones está trabajando para promover y poner en marcha economías cooperativas sostenibles. El trabajo de estas organizaciones se inspira en la rica historia de la lucha por la justicia social en el sur y busca ejemplos de cooperación en Mondragón, España, y en el área de Emilia Romagna en Italia.

CoopEcon 2016 Fue posible por el generoso apoyo de lxs siguientes individuxs y organizaciones:

Individuxs
Mary Hoyer
Gilda Haas
Peggy Newell
Kristin Schwab
Sarah Stranahan
Aaron Tanaka
Michael Thompson
Ryan Thompson
Mary K. Wakeman

Organizaciones
CHS Foundation
CoBank
The Cooperative Foundation
Cooperation Works!
Democracy NC
Fund for Democratic Communities
Libra Foundation
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
National Co-op Bank
National Cooperative Business Association
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
New Society Fund
New Visions Foundation
Ralph K Morris Foundation
RSF Social Finance
Southern Partners Fund