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The Benefits and Challenges of Running a Food Cooperative

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Benefits and Challenges of Running a Food Cooperative 

Tuesday, April 14th at 7pm via Zoom

Fran Sanhueza, former General Manager of the Bushwick Food Cooperative, will talk about the challenges of running a small cooperative business in New York City. Bushwick is a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood.  Fran will discuss how they have dealt with this, understanding how cooperatives can be spaces that deal with issues of access and inequality, and understanding our role within the community. Hear about the Bushwick Food Cooperative’s struggles, accomplishments, and challenges that they faced over the years, how they dealt with the aftermath of the fire that damaged their store in 2019, the lessons learned from that experience and what’s next for them on their road to reopening.  Originally from Santiago, Chile, Fran came to New York to attend The New School in 2013 where she obtained her BS in Food Studies; many of her projects focused largely on food policy and social justice. 

Topic: The Benefits and Challenges of Running a Food Cooperative
Time: Apr 14, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Nada Khader
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April 14
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm