Talk:Local Post Offices

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At a Portland dinner party for community activists and organizers held at the First Unitarian Church (details below), guest of honor, Gar Alperovitz, asked one of the participants to write up a proposal for transforming the U.S. Postal Service into a worker-owned cooperative. The participant (Dave Myers) said he'd do it, and asked Chris Lowe (opposed to any form of "privatizing" the Postal Service) to help him write it.

Details of event mentioned above.

WHAT: A dinner conversation with Gar Alperovitz and local leaders, scholars, and activists. The conversation will focus on strengthening the cooperative economy and other strategies for democratizing wealth and building ‘community-sustaining economies’ in Portland and beyond. The evening will include a short talk by Gar, a lightly facilitated dialogue, and lots of opportunities for mingling and networking. A buffet style dinner will be provided by Nawitka Catering, including a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian finger foods, and a selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

WHEN: Monday, April 29th, 6:30-9:00 pm

WHERE: Channing Room at the Eliot Center, First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave (enter the building from 12th Ave)


CONTACT US: If you have additional questions about the event, please email Brian Emerson at or 801-243-8280

DINNER SPONSORS: Economic Justice Action Group, Portland Project for Cooperative Innovation, The Rethink Project, and Food Front Cooperative.

PARTNER: We would like to thank the PSU Planning Club for sponsoring Gar’s visit to Portland.