Oxford Co-op Fortnight Event
On the 26th June from 6.00pm to 7.30pm we are supporting an event at Oxford Town Hall aiming to celebrate co-operation in the Oxford area
26 Jun 2019 6:00pm - 7:30am
To mark ‘Co-operatives Fortnight’, the City Council’s Co-operatives Champion, Cllr Richard Howlett, will host this event to celebrate Oxford’s democratic businesses, gain inspiration from exciting developments elsewhere and look ahead to how we can build the movement locally.
The panel for the event will comprise:
Colm Massey, a founding member of the Solidarity Economy Association (SEA), who will be sharing for the first time SEA’s work to date on mapping Oxford’s solidarity economy, which includes many co-ops and other solidarity economy initiatives in the city.
Jo White, Executive Director, Co-op Futures. Jo has a wealth of experience supporting co-ops and will discuss how the model is central to progressive local economic development strategies in Preston and beyond.
Our Chief Values Officer, Pete Westall, will also be talking about The Midcounties Co-operative’s involvement in the Oxford area at this event, with our history in the city going back to the 1870's. A range of other local organisations will also be showcasing their activity including the following;
Flo’s in the Park: As the Florence Park Children’s Centre closed this multi-stakeholder co-op was born to ensure a vibrant future for the space meeting local community needs.
The Village: A group of Oxford parents providing informal childcare exchange to one another.
New Internationalist Publishing: A Workers’ Co-op publishing books and magazines in Oxford since 1973, now leading the charge in building a new model for member-supported media in the digital age.
The Long Room, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford