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UCSD Co-ops & Collectives Alumni Presents

in collaboration with the UC San Diego Alumni Association annual Alumni Homecoming Weekend


In Celebration of the 40th Anniversaries of the Che Cafe and the General Store Co-op, 1980 – 2020

Workshops/Presentations at the Che Cafe, Noon – 4 pm

Co-ops in Today’s Global Economy, with Emphasis on Marginalized and Oppressed Communities, presented by Steve Dubb, Ph.D. 
Steve hails from UCSD, where he was a member of the Groundwork Books Collective between 1989 and 1998, engaged in a wide range of movement activity, and received his political science doctorate in 1996. Since leaving UCSD, Steve has authored, co-authored and edited numerous reports and books; participated in and facilitated learning cohorts; designed community-building strategies; and helped build the field of community wealth building. All told, Steve has worked with co-ops and nonprofits for over two decades, including twelve years at The Democracy Collaborative and three years as executive director of NASCO (North American Students of Cooperation). For the past two years, Steve has been a senior editor at Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ), where he writes and edits regularly, and directs NPQ’s economic justice program, including its biweekly Economy Remix column.
Secure Communications for Movement Groups, presented by Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Climate Crisis and Organizing, presenter to be announced

Reunion Dinner at the Che Cafe, 5 pm – 9 pm

Recognition of Our Co-ops & Collectives Co-founders
Some History of the Che Cafe Collective and the General Store Cooperative
Vegan Dinner
Music and Mingling



Dear UCSD Co-ops & Collectives Alumni, and Friends,

Please save the date and come if you can! Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Che Cafe.

If you are one of the co-founders of any of the co-ops & collectives, or if you are in contact with any of them, please let us know. We hope to invite and see as many of the co-founders at the event as possible. We still need contact information for many of the co-founders!

Your Reunion Committee

UCSD Co-ops & Collectives Alumni? We Are:
The Print Co-op ● The Computer Co-op ● The Committee for World Democracy – Political Film Series ● The Lumumba-Zapata (Third) College General Assembly (1969-72) ● The Daycare Center Parents’ Co-op ● The Bike Co-op ● Groundwork Books Collective ● The Food Co-op ● The Torrey Farms Co-op ● The Recycling Co-op ● The Student Cooperative/Student Cooperative Union ● The Women’s Resource Center collective ● The Che Cafe Collective ● The General Store Co-op ● Alternative Visions Collective ● Voz Fronteriza ● The Indicator/Crazy Times/North Star/New Indicator Collective ● The Solana Beach People’s Food Co-op
                                                                                                                and other groups.

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