FALL 2016 CO-OP ACADEMY!
On Feb 2nd, we graduated 4 new worker cooperatives from the Fall 2016 session of our 5-month long cooperative business boot camp, the Co-op Academy.
- Woke Foods is a catering co-op specializing in Dominican/Caribbean-inspired vegetarian deliciousness;
CUNY Co-op Cafe is working on launching coffee carts and cafes throughout all of the CUNY campuses, but starting with one at Hunter College;
Khet Hemet Birth & Wellness Center’s doulas and midwives are working on opening a birthing center for the whole family and are currently offering sacral steaming (aka vaginal steaming or hip baths); and
Vida’s Criollo is preparing arrangements to open a neighborhood restaurant that specializes in locally-grown ingredients.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JESSICA GORDON NEMBHARD
Jessica Gordon Nembhard is a political economist and Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Africana Studies Department at John Jay College, City University of NY; and author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR COOPERATIVE CATERERS
B. Blossom is not just a catering business, it is a Bronx experience. Its owners are Bronx's residents who have a passion for fine food that is delicious, appetizing and nutritious. As they experience the blossoming of the Bronx, they also desire to offer a blossoming culinary experience to its many customers.
Contact: Manuela Perez
and Woke Foods, our Dominican/Caribbean Vegan caterers, gave us a preview of what's to come.
Click below for our gallery of pictures of Fall 2016 Graduation!