October is Co-op Month – lots of events!

October is Co-op Month and there’s an amazing list of ways to educate and organize coming up.
In particular, our first annual meeting is coming up on Oct 24!
Check it out!

Oct 3: Co-op Investment Club Visitor’s Night
The Boston Cooperative Investment Club is hosting a visitor’s night. Wanna learn how people are taking their money out of big banks and supporting a more cooperative economy? More information here.
7-9pm @ Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain.

Oct 17th: Tenant’s Right to Purchase
The Mass Assc of Housing Co-ops introduced a bill to the state legislature that would support a tenant’s right of first refusal to purchase their building when if goes up for sale. There’s a hearing to discuss it on Oct 17th and a huge turnout would be a powerful sign of interest in this kind of co-op legislation.
10:00 AM in room B-21 of the State House

Oct 19: Mass Assc of Housing Cooperatives Annual Meeting
MAHC is organizing housing cooperatives all across our state. They’ve been mobilizing resident-owners for important legislative work. Learn more and get connected here.

Oct 24: Annual Meeting of the Chamber of Co-ops
Our first annual meeting! This is a big milestone for the co-op movement in Boston. Join us for an evening of celebrating the work we’ve done so far, electing our new leadership, and visioning where we go from here.
6-9pm. Location: TBD.

Oct 25: Harvest Co-op Annual Meeting
Harvest is in a time of major transition and this will be a particularly important election of five new board members. If you’re a Harvest member, you’re enthusiastically invited to this year’s annual meeting.

Membership Campaign!

The Chamber is in the midst of our membership campaign leading up to our first annual meeting.

To learn more and sign up to be a founding member of the Chamber, check out the official membership forms here:

Membership Form for Co-ops and Affiliate organizations

Membership for Individuals
The Greater Boston Chamber of Cooperatives centers racial and economic justice in its work of strengthening and expanding the Greater Boston cooperative economy through education, advocacy, and collaboration among its member organizations.
Through shared resources and cross-sector collective action, we are working to build a more just, democratic, and sustainable economy.


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