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Workshop: Catalyzing Local Economic Transformation
October 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
How do you work with broad economic change? What do you focus on, and what is your goal? On the north coast of California, Cooperation Humboldt is working on a number of projects geared toward creating a self-sufficient, resilient, and sustainable local economy as a part of our goal of a Solidarity Economy. We want our local watersheds to supply all that we need: Housing, food, arts and culture, health and wellness, a democratic economy, and being prepared for what a more turbulent future, both environmentally and socially, throws at us. In this workshop we will look at our specific work with developing cooperatives and a cooperative ecosystem, we will touch on our efforts to create an Indigenous-led land trust, and our collaboration with local partners, including the County, the Small Business Development Center, and the local community college.
This workshop is being offered as part of the 2021 Regenerative Communities Summit. Please click here to learn more and register using our pay-what-you-can donation-based system to participate.
Morgan March (He/They) is a Cooperative Developer with the social change organization Cooperation Humboldt, in California, and works as a Business Advisor for the North Coast Small Business Development Center. He has a background and a couple of masters degrees in project management, theatre, and education, and extensive experience with non-profits/NGOs, cooperatives and other companies, and management of public programs. His most important identifiers are a father and partner, a Swede by birth, an immigrant and recent American, as well as a teacher, nerd, social change and environmental activist, and a general Warrior of Love.
Tobin McKee (they/them) is a grant writer and Program Administrator at Cooperation Humboldt. Tobin is a founding member of Worker Owned Humboldt, the Community Health Worker Collaborative, the Cooperative Cannabis Economy Group, and the Jardin Santuario community garden with Centro del Pueblo. Tobin is also the Co-Director at Middleway Network, a project of the Ink People Center for the Arts, fostering the development of free wellness education and services for underserved populations.