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Join Us for Red Rabbit’s Grand Opening!

July 8th, 2013

grand opening

Cooperative Cooperation

June 11th, 2013

Check out this video from The Austin American-Statesman.  Cooperation Texas is featured alongside several Austin cooperatives, including Red Rabbit Cooperative Bakery and Wheatsville Food Co-op!  There’ll be an article in the paper this Sunday, be sure to check it out!

 

Tidy Houses, Fair Wages

May 29th, 2013

Check out the worker-owners of Dahlia Green Cleaning Services in this short video!

Celebrate the graduation of 4th Tap Brewing Co-op!

April 30th, 2013

4thTapLogoCelebrate the graduation of 4th Tap Brewing Co-op!

 

When: Saturday, May 18th @ 7pm

Where: 5604 Manor Rd.

Join us to celebrate the most recent graduating class from Cooperation Texas’ Cooperative Business Institute (CBI) start-up course: 4th Tap Brewing Co-op! Equipped with the knowledge and experience from the CBI, members of 4th Tap are poised to go from humble home brewers to equal owners of Texas’ first worker-owned cooperative brewery! The CBI is a comprehensive training program designed to empower participants with the skills and resources needed to start and strengthen worker-owned businesses in Texas. Through the CBI, members of 4th Tap learned the history, principles and values of worker-owned cooperatives, along with the legal, organizational and business essentials needed to effectively manage their co-op. The ceremony will feature a presentation from the future worker-owners of 4th Tap, several craft brews from 4th Tap, and vegan donuts from previous CBI graduates Red Rabbit Cooperative Bakery!

To RSVP on Facebook, CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Events at Cooperation Texas!

March 13th, 2013

We at Cooperation Texas are excited to invite you folks out to a few events in the next few weeks here at 5604 Manor!

First of all, we’ll be having our monthly volunteer orientation on March 28th at 6 pm!  Come learn more about how you can be a part of the movement to create dignified work across Texas!

yoga flyerHere at Cooperation Texas, we realize that the work of building a healthy, happy new economy starts with building healthy communities.  To that end, we want to do more to welcome people to 5604.  We love it when folks stop in to check out our resource library, pick up some Equal Exchange coffee, or just say hello!  But we also want to be more mindful in how we invite people into the space.

To that end, our board member and licensed yoga instructor Anika Fassia will be doing a monthly yoga class here at 5604 Manor Road.  The yoga class will be by donation, and the donations will help us to continue our work of building cooperative economies here in Texas.  But we also hope to build mindfulness with our community so please join us on Thursday, April 4th at 7 pm!

Shift-Change-Screening-Flyer_EDITABLEOn Thursday, April 11th at 7 pm, we will be hosting the Austin premiere screening of Shift Change.  From the Shift Change website:

“With the long decline in US manufacturing and today’s economic crisis, millions have been thrown out of work, and many are losing their homes. The usual economic solutions are not working, so some citizens and public officials are ready to think outside of the box, to reinvent our failing economy in order to restore long term community stability and a more egalitarian way of life.

There is growing interest in firms that are owned and managed by their workers. Such firms tend to be more profitable and innovative, and more committed to the communities where they are based. Yet the public has little knowledge of their success, and the promise they offer for a better life.”

We’ll provide cooperatively-made snacks, and following the screening, there will be time for discussion featuring a panel of worker-owners from Austin cooperatives.

 

If you have any questions about these events or would like to let us know that you need childcare, please email us at info@cooperationtexas.coop!  We look forward to seeing you soon!