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Co-op Academy

Co-op Academy Fall 2016 interest form HERE | Spanish HERE (Formulario de Interés de participar en la Academía de Cooperativas de Worcester). Dates: Sign up by August 22nd, 2016 Weekday evenings (1 day/week) for 10 weeks, beginning week of October 3rd, 2016 Printable PDF Version of Results The Co-op Academy is a holistic cooperative entrepreneurship […]


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Cooperative Info Session   Recently updated !

A cooperative (or “co-op”) as an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. Come find out more! Interpretation and childcare available if requested by 8/1/16 by emailing info@worcesterroots.org


Climate Justice is a Human Right   Recently updated !

Sunday, March 20th 2016 at Clark University (Jefferson Academic Center) 9:30am to 1:30pm Over 50 peopled joined together to create a space for people in Worcester area to share their work and future plans as part of the local &international climate justice movements. Thanks to all who made Worcester’s first Climate Justice is a Human […]

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Co-op Academy 2016 Report   Recently updated !

Some quotes from participants: “It was great discussing questions and learning about co-op structures alongside other cooperatives.”  – Toma from Intersection Café: A penny university co-op “I learned a lot during this process, especially during the hands-on training.” – Xiomara from Access Interpreters Co-op “Co-op Academy 2016 has helped to propel the Diggers documents into a […]


Our Future: Our Power Forum   Recently updated !

Come learn about what is happening around climate justice and sustainable energy, job creation, solar advocacy, gas leaks, pipelines and more at the Our Future: Our Power Forum. Worcester Community Energy Forum 1:00 – 5:00pm Saturday, October 1, 2016 (NOTE NEW DATE!) at The Megaron, Worcester Academy 81 Providence St, Worcester, MA 01604 Campus Map: […]

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Just Transition Assembly   Recently updated !

In collaboration with the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, we are helping organize a youth-focused Just Transition Assembly in Providence, RI (Location TBA) August 25-27, 2016. There are three dynamics that shape today’s world conditions—the economic crisis, the ecological crisis and the crisis of empire. These dynamics, along with increasing violence in defense of […]


August Co-op Film Screenings and Discussions   Recently updated !

Join Worcester Roots for film screenings and discussions about co-ops and the solidarity economy! 6-8pm all 4 Wednesday evenings in August at Stone Soup, 4 King St, Worcester – films include The Take (about occupied factories in Argentina), Shift Change (about Mondragon and Worker Co-ops in the US), and others. Details coming soon!

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Co-op Racism is A Recipe for Failure, or White Supremacy   Recently updated !

by Julius Jones, Co-Director of Worcester Roots June 2015 If success in the old economy is the key to access the New Economy, we will fail. Success in the old economy as a requirement for access to the New Economy is flawed logic, unsustainable and, oppressive, and poses a practical threat to the entire Solidarity […]