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Introducing Cooperatives

Asian American Solidarity Economies Project

Monday, April 2, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

Introducing Cooperatives

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Asian American Solidarity Economies Project presents 
2018 Solidarity Economy Webinar Series

In our second of five webinars, our speakers will introduce cooperatives, its principles and examples, and the cooperative ecosystem.



Mai Nguyen, US Federation of Worker Cooperatives

Mai serves on the board of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives. They own and operate an organic farm and were the cooperative development specialist at the California Center for Cooperative Development. Now, Mai is an organizer for the National Young Farmers Coalition. They specialize in agricultural and worker cooperatives, and primarily work with immigrant and small-scale farmers to create cooperative alternatives to the conventional food economy.


Anh-Thu Nguyen, Democracy at Work Institute
Anh-Thu is director of special projects for the Democracy at Work Institute. She develops markets and opportunities for collaboration between cooperatives and cross-sectoral allies, including the development of a value chain within the textile and fashion industries. Born and raised in Tampa Bay, FL to Vietnamese refugee parents, Anh-Thu earned her BA at Georgetown University and JD at University of Texas School of Law.


Yvonne Yen Liu, Solidarity Research Center
Yvonne is the co-founder and research director of Solidarity Research Center, a worker self-directed nonprofit that advances solidarity economies. She serves on the board of the US Solidarity Economy Network and was named the 2018 Activist-in-Residence Fellow at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

Parag Rajendra Khandhar, Asian American Solidarity Economies Project
Parag is a founding principal of Gilmore Khandhar, LLC, a law firm focused on legal, policy, and advocacy tools to advance economic justice, racial equity, and social transformation. He teaches at George Washington University Law School. Parag co-founded Baltimore Activating Solidarity Economies (BASE) and the Asian American Solidarity Economies Network (AASE).

Asian American Solidarity Economies is a project of Solidarity Research Center in partnership with UCLA Asian American Studies Center and National CAPACD. For more information about our five-part webinar series, see our website.

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Our goals are to cultivate ideas, tools, and resources so Asian American communities can self-determine a new economy that is radically inclusive, just, sustainable, and democratic.

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