Owning Our Power: 15 Years of Cooperation

October 17, 2019 @ 6:00PM — 9:00PM

Join us for GWC's 15th Anniversary!

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Celebrate Community & 15 Years of Cooperation

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Please join Green Worker Cooperatives for


Thursday, October 17th from 6pm-9pm at The Andrew Freedman Home

Let's celebrate 15 years of building worker power throughout NYC!

Raise a toast, vibe to dope music DJed by DJ Kay Kay 47, meet our diverse worker-owned co-ops, try amazing co-op prepared food from Asia & the African Diaspora, learn how business dreams like yours become a reality through GWC’s Co-op Academy.

We are excited to honor our co-ops & highlight a few that have been doing exceptional work in their fields. Come for a night of celebrating the power of collective vision! Purchase your ticket & mark your calendar for an unforgettable evening. Cocktail attire or whatever makes you feel POWERful.

I'm interested in making an in-kind donation!


adrienne maree brown, Author

Alexis Francisco, New Day Church

Angelica Delacruz, TRIBE Co-Create

Annie Leonard, Greenpeace US

Bianca Shaw, TRIBE Co-Create

Brittany Brathwaite, Co-Founder, The Homegirl Box, Co-Founder, Rebellious Root Collective, Co-Founder, KIMBRITIVE LLC

Carmen Huertas-Noble, Tenured Professor of Law, Founding Director if CUNY Law’s CED Clinic, Co-founder of 1 Worker 1 Vote, Inc and member of WCBDI

Claudia Copeland, SEIU 32BJ

Dior Doward, GreenFeen OrganiX

Eddie Bautista, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance

Erin Dooley, Democracy Now

Helen Rosenthal, NYC Councilmember, Chair Committee on Women and Gender Equity

Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Ph.D., Co-op advocate, educator and researcher; Professor, John Jay College, CUNY.

Karen Washington, Owner/Farmer Rise and Root Farm

Kellie Terry, Surdna Foundation

Michelina Ferrara, The Homegirl Box and Rebellious Root Collective

Missy Risser-Lovings, she/her, CUNY Law Community & Economic Development Clinic

Noá Watford, TRIBE Co-Create

Noemi Giszpenc, Executive Director, Cooperative Development Institute

Omar Freilla, Green Worker Cooperatives

Raybblin Vargas, Green Worker Cooperatives

Rebecca Lurie, New Deal HIC & CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies; Community and Worker Ownership Project


About our ticket prices

The team at GWC created event ticket prices on a sliding scale, so that everyone who wants to join us can.

Looking to the cooperative values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equity & solidarity and the cooperative principles, we created a few tiers of ticket prices.

Please consider how you are best able to support the mission of building, growing & sustaining worker-owned green businesses to create a strong local and democratic economy rooted in racial and gender equity.

A few details

*Please note that this is an inclusive, family-friendly event. All are welcome & two complimentary drinks are provided with each ticket.

The good faith estimate of the value of food & beverage is $35, any amount above this may be eligible for a tax deduction.