As we work to build an inclusive economy through the cooperative business model, it’s essential to focus on who has been excluded from leading the movement. LGBTQIA+ cooperators have always been pillars of the cooperative movement, even when their contributions have gone unrecognized. Their ongoing fight for social and economic justice within the cooperative movement and broader community must be honored and highlighted.
Join us ahead of Pride Month on Wednesday, May 25 from 3-4 pm EDT to consider the role cooperatives can play in fostering social and economic equity for everyone.
During this webinar, we’ll discuss questions like: What does meaningful inclusion look like? How can we learn from our failures (especially complicit inaction) in the past to avoid repetition in the future? What can co-ops do to combat the lingering exclusion of LGBTQIA+ folks within our communities? Which leaders should we pay attention to and how can we support them? Don’t miss this dynamic, speaker-led conversation!
Moderated by Angela Russell, Chief Diversity Officer at CUNA Mutual Group, this conversation will feature Zachary Christensen, CUDE, Co-founder of CU Pride; Gabrielle Davis, Racial Equity and Food Justice Manager at National Co+op Grocers; Sam McCormick, General Manager of Assabet Co-op Market.; and Camy Seitz-Cherner, Co-founder of the Redwood Learning Collective. Our panelists will discuss their own experiences as cooperators, highlighting the challenges and opportunities for intentional inclusion, particularly in cooperative leadership and governance.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Chief Diversity Officer
CUNA Mutual Group
Racial Equity and Food Justice Manager
National Co+op Grocers
Assabet Co-op Market
Redwood Learning Collective