Makin’ It Happen, Cooperatively: Pathways for success in Intentional Communities, Worker Co-ops, and other collective projects and endeavors

We all know that creating a world that works for all people and the planet will take an unprecedented level of cooperation. Easier said than done when the dominant social and economic structures, not to mention our own condition, is geared against this. This workshop will explore the ins and outs of successful group endeavors and enterprises, including intentional communities, worker co-ops, and other collective and community based projects. We'll look at the interwoven set of interpersonal, cultural, and structural issues that need to be addressed, identify common pitfalls, and discuss best practices. Saturday Oct 7| 3:30pm| Zocalo Presented By: Sky-Blue

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Jingtian Yu

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/headshot.jpg[/image_frame] JT grew up in China and has spent as many years in the US as in China. He has been living in a few different intentional communities for the past 10 years. He is a musician, permaculture enthusiast, a scientist, and an engineer. His life goal is to create a network of intentional communities. 2016 Convergence Workshop: Intentional Communities Advanced Workshop Series

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Intentional Communities: Workshop Series

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/10487371_633955656711363_6155588328357200126_n.jpg[/image_frame] Workshop 1) How Intentional Communities Can Change the World Intentional communities have been acting as laboratories and social experiments for cooperation, sustainability, and social justice since the 1930's. The current movement encompasses a broad array of models and organizations that bridge historic communities with new innovations responding to global issues. This workshop will provide an overview of the different kinds of intentional communities, the organizations at play, a bit of the history, the current state of affairs, and the role of the communities movement in the larger movement towards cooperation, sustainability, and social justice. Presented By: Sky Blue, Jingtian Yu Sunday, September 18th | 2:00 PM…

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Sky Blue

Over the last 18 years, Sky Blue has been a member of Twin Oaks Community, a housing collective, a student housing cooperative, a cohousing community, and two small worker co-operative businesses. He current works as the Executive Director for the Fellowship for Intentional Community. He’s visited dozens of communities and cooperatives, in the US and in Europe. Living in community and furthering the larger cooperative movement has been a primary focus of his entire adult life. He's played a formal or informal role in a number of organizations, as well as forming or developing groups. At Twin Oaks he's had many jobs, including, manager of the Twin Oaks Communities Conference. He…

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