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Please join the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (Federation), for the launch of New York: Building a Cooperative City, a kick-off event to launch the International Year of Cooperatives!
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, highlighting the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development, in particular recognizing their impact on poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration.
"Building a Cooperative City" is a first-ever convening and seminar of New York City cooperatives across sectors: credit unions; food, housing, and worker co-ops; and others, which will feature panel discussions and plenary presentations by representatives of these organizations, as well as the issuance of a proclamation by the City Council of New York.
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New York is a city full of cooperatives operating across a variety of sectors, yet many New Yorkers remain unaware of this vibrant sector. At the seminar we will discuss how cooperatives impact New Yorkers lives each and every day, and more broadly, how cooperatives represent a sustainable business model and an effective tool for poverty alleviation.
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Please note: We have reached maximum capacity for this event.
If you'd like to join us, but were unable to register, please email Elizabeth Friedrich directly for more information. We will not be able to accept walk-ins on November 1.