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PACA's Past, Present, and Future - Shared screen with speaker view
Noemi Giszpenc she/her CDI
01:02:46
Hi, Noemi Giszpenc, she/her, ED of the Cooperative Development Institute: more cooperation.
Will Crosswell (he/him), Ardent Credit Union
01:02:58
Great to see so many co-op friends! I’m Will Crosswell, Chief Retail Officer of Ardent Credit Union.
Jessica Levy (she/her)
01:03:09
Jessica Levy, independent consultant & co-op fan. Hoping to see the strengthening of Philly’s co-op economy to advance self-determination and democratic governance in all our communities.
Chris Gosnell | she/her | PACA Board/Catalyst
01:03:11
Hi y’all! Chris/Christina she/her. I’m a new-ish PACA board member/worker-owner w/ Catalyst Cooperative. I hope co-ops can be a vital source of stable, ethical material support and sustenance for the community!
Emily, she/her, STAFF
01:05:15
So happy to be in digi-space with this beloved community!
Emily, she/her, STAFF
01:05:44
If any folks have tech questions throughout, feel free to private chat me!
Mo Manklang / She-they / KCFC
01:06:46
*memories*
Indy Shome | he/her | education/media/music
01:07:30
Looking forward to working together across spaces, leaning into collective power we can leverage thinking and moving as partners in an ecosystem and move through the designed obstacles we face as siloed individuals.. how a product line/supermarket/housing land trust/urban farm/biodigesters/technology/education/environment all can work together.
Emily, she/her, STAFF
01:07:42
++++
Emily, she/her, STAFF
01:08:11
Yes! Keep these visions and hopes for our region’s cooperative economy coming y’all!
Emily, she/her, STAFF
01:09:56
More on PACA’s 20>20 program here: https://philadelphia.coop/20bookclubs/
Emily, she/her, STAFF
01:13:36
Shout-out to our Principle Six Club members on here! Thank you for your ongoing support! <3
Emily, she/her, STAFF
01:13:55
https://philadelphia.coop/principlesixclub/
Noemi Giszpenc she/her CDI
01:14:08
wow!
Maddie, she/they, board
01:14:26
very proud to be a p6 member! :)
Mo Manklang / She-they / KCFC
01:15:03
Holla to all my fellow Principle Six members, I hope ya'll consider if you're not already in the club!
Maddie, she/they, board
01:15:54
this staff is pure magic
Komal, (she/her), Board
01:16:10
^—Agreed
Emily, she/her, STAFF
01:16:12
Reminder to everyone here - if you have questions during these early sections, feel free to drop ‘em in the chat! We’ll address them during Q&A around 5:35.
Divya | she/her | Board
01:16:13
++++
Annette / She/Her / Board
01:16:52
Thank you Jamila
Mo Manklang / She-they / KCFC
01:16:52
so many claps for Jamila, who has poured sooooo much into PACA over the years!
Lisa she/her (LCA)
01:17:08
*hey Brad lol
Ben | he/him | Bonfire Media Collective
01:17:41
Thanks for your own story inside our larger story, Jamila!
Jamila, she/her, STAFF
01:18:19
Sure thing, Ben!:)
Indy Shome | he/her | education/media/music
01:25:49
So exciting!
Emily, she/her, STAFF
01:26:03
Shout-out to New Economy Coalition on the line!
Emily, she/her, STAFF
01:26:47
PACA is a proud member of NEC, from whom we’re learning lots about being a membership org and also shifting toward shared leadership
Matthew E (He) GCDC/Savvy
01:28:32
Beside a centralized ED position, are there other elements of the non-profit industrial complex that you’ve identified within PACA and are willing to name working toward changing for your future? (Shoutout for your willingness to be open in this way, and definitely taking notes!)
Jamila, she/her, STAFF
01:28:40
Yes! study circles are coming BACK!
Nati
01:30:23
Say that 🗣🗣🗣
Will Crosswell (he/him), Ardent Credit Union
01:30:45
I have to head out, but kudos to Jamila for her leadership over the years with PACA. Good luck to you with your next venture as I know you’ll rock whatever you do. Great to see all my PACA and co-op friends and can’t wait to see you all soon. Stay well.
Chris Gosnell | she/her | Board
01:30:51
ugh the dead billionaires…
Dominique |they| STAFF
01:35:11
other questions? the floor is open
jeanette | she/her | STAFF
01:37:57
Compa’s is short for compañeres in Spanish, meaning partner, coworker, comrade (as a term of endearment too)!
Maggie, CFNE
01:39:29
this would be a great workshop topic for a USFWC conference, or for Co-op Impact....
Jamila, she/her, STAFF
01:40:45
+++@Maggie. There is deep intention to learn and share learning from all of this.
Peggy Fogarty - She/Her
01:40:55
are there any examples you are modeling yourselves after?
Maggie, CFNE
01:41:03
I never doubted that!
Maddie, she/they, board
01:41:27
we have 5 min left for q&a :)
Divya | she/her | Board
01:41:52
Thanks Maddie
Divya | she/her | Board
01:42:09
Folks feel free to ask any questions you have!
Craig Borowiak (he/him)
01:42:48
Inspired. courageous. Can you say something about how communication with the outside will function? Will there be designated spokespersons or new ways to reach you all?
Mo Manklang / She-they / KCFC
01:42:49
Can you talk a little bit about how you're thinking about balancing the priorities of member-elected board with the staff? What do you think you might be looking for in future board members that will be elected later this year?
Emily, she/her, STAFF
01:45:35
Some resources from SELC here: https://www.theselc.org/worker_selfdirected_nonprofits
Emily, she/her, STAFF
01:45:47
And shout-out to our NEC friends! https://www.neweconomy.net/
Ben | he/him | Bonfire Media Collective
01:46:36
Curious about what you all see in the crystal-ball of PACA’s future? Including what success looks/feels like in the new governance model?
Emily, she/her, STAFF
01:47:35
Loving these questions folks! In a moment, we’ll pivot toward putting some lingering Qs on this jam board >> https://jamboard.google.com/d/1jlara5lGEoghEc6V8G5G1JRizWFDWq-a-puT2mjHJKc/edit?usp=sharing
Emily, she/her, STAFF
01:47:53
If you’re familiar with jam board, put your Qs on #3 and #4! And if not, all good, we’ll show everyone in a moment :)
Craig Borowiak (he/him)
01:48:30
gotta go, unfortunately. Thank you!
Emily, she/her, STAFF
01:48:36
Thanks Craig! We’ll follow up!
Maddie, she/they, board
01:52:03
I have to run. THANK YOU staff, Jamila, board, and everyone here. so nice to see folks i haven’t seen in a while.
Jessica Levy (she/her)
01:52:07
Thank you!
Maggie, CFNE
01:52:42
I also have to leave -- 6:00 meeting -- thank you for doing this, and I am eager to hear/learn more.
Mo Manklang / She-they / KCFC
01:53:40
Thank you to ALL of you - Jamila, Jeanette, Dominique, Emily, and the whole board <3 you're amazing
Indy Shome | he/her | education/media/music
01:54:00
Thank you! You are all much appreciated
Dominique |they| STAFF
01:54:20
Go Brooklyn!!
Jamila, she/her, STAFF
01:54:33
Thanks, everyone, for taking the time to be with us for this vital conversation.:)
Annette / She/Her / Board
01:54:37
Thank you everyone
Noemi Giszpenc she/her CDI
01:54:56
Thanks everyone! Have a good evening!
Holly Logan (she/her), Kensington Comm Food Coop
01:55:11
This was lovely and fun and informative - thank you Jamila for ALL your work in the co-op world so far. Best to you! Thank you to all the PACA staff & board for organizing this. I look forward to more! Have a good night!