Gleanings

The Boston region has one of the nation’s most thriving economies, with job growth above the national average, thanks in large part to the academic and healthcare sectors. But the benefits are not shared equally. The median income for white households is more than twice that of Latino households, and nearly twice that of black households.

This is the call for projects of  the international workshop Collective Intelligence for Democracy from November 3th to November 18th. Come with us to have two weeks of collaborative work, of multidisciplinary teams around projects related to commons, oriented democracy citizen participation and the tools and methodologies that facilitate these processes.

Cooperation among cooperatives is the sixth international cooperative principle. Few organizations can lay a stronger claim to putting it into action than Equal Exchange. Since our founding 31 years ago, our very mission, organizational model, and business practices are lived out in adherence to this core value.

Figuring we could all benefit from some good old fashioned training, I invited a local HR consultant to come give a workshop at the end of the month. I completely forgot it would be Halloween.

The Babylon Industrial Development Agency will award $50,000 to the Long Island Progressive Coalition for its plan to help create worker cooperatives in Babylon Town, officials said.

150 years ago, Chelmsford Star Co-operative was born, and 2017 is going to be a year of huge celebration.

The society is presenting an exhibition at Chelmsford Museum from June until August, and every week a free basket of shopping is given away to a member – all part of a plan to make 2017 ‘the best year yet to be a member of Chelmsford Star (so far)’.

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