This Way Out: a step by step guide to starting a worker co-op. Film and Discussion. Coming in September.

What: Presentation of the film This Way Out:  a step by step guide to starting a worker co-op, followed by a series of discussions with Dr. Liz Rider

Where: L.A Eco-Village (directions)

When:   December 2, 2012 from 9am to 12:30 pm and continues for two more sessions as noted below  Attend one or several.

Veggie potluck breakfast at 9am.  Session starts at 9:30 am

#4 Sun 12/2 from 9am to 12:30 pm on Planning and Funding
#5 Sun 12/9 from 9am to 12:30 pm
#6 Sun 1/6/13 from 9am to 12:30 pm

*Pre-requisite for Sessions #4 thru #6:
You must have seen the film in sessions #1-3 or have a basic understanding of co-ops and their
principles and the basic types of worker co-ops.

For resources on worker co-ops, see: and

Please let us know if you are planning to attend: or phone 213/738-1254.

Free events but donations requested.

Watch the film trailer:

This Way Out is…Out! from MightySmall Films on Vimeo.

About Dr Lisabeth Ryder:

Dr Lisabeth Ryder is a life-long social justice and human rights activist. While earning her doctorate at UCLA, she worked with Professor Leo Kuper in International Alert Against Genocide and Mass Killing to educate about genocide, In 1991, she was one of the 12 founding members of the East Timor Action Network that later helped bring about the plebiscite in East Timor making it the world’s newest nation. She was an organizer against the racist initiatives in California, with Coalition ‘94 against Proposition 187 and with Metropolitan Alliance against Proposition 209. Working for organized labor for two decades, Dr Ryder has provided support for labor organizing campaigns across the country as a staff member of SEIU and AFSCME.

Starting in the 1970’s she participated the Free Venice Conspiracy, an early food cooperative in Venice California, she has worked to develop cooperatives such as the Wee Bruins child care cooperative at UCLA student housing. She sees Worker Cooperatives as the game changer in taking back our economy of predatory capitalism, and has worked with the Democratic Socialists of America and the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives grow the worker cooperative community. She serves as Co-Chair of the Labor Council of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives and program coordinatot of cooperative development as Occupy Jobs:

Sponsored by Urban Soil/Tierra Urbana limited equity housing co-op, the Beverly-Vermont Community Land Trust and CRSP Institute for Urban Ecovillages in association with Occupy Jobs

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