Sharing Power Episode #1: Park Slope Food Coop

We’re thrilled to launch our first episode of Sharing Power with Park Slope Food Coop! Check it out the main page here or below.

Sharing Power is a podcast and performance series about distributed leadership and consent-based processes. The podcast, co-hosted by Flux Creative Partners Lori Elizabeth Parquet, Corinna Schulenburg, and Jason Tseng, invites other creators and organizers who are practicing distributed leadership/consent-based processes to discuss how they’re doing it.

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“But the membership doesn’t know that the power is in their hands and it’s hard, you know, since that’s not how it is in society…So to me, the co-op is a magnificent experiment, and it’s teaching leadership and our place in the world.”
-Imani Q’ryn

“There was a criticism that our society was a society where the desire for individual success exceeded all other considerations. In other words, community success. No, that was not really on the table. But people like myself and many other people rejected that. And we thought having community success was important. And we thought the way to do that was cooperation.”
-Joseph Holtz

The Park Slope Food Coop is a member-owned and operated food store– an alternative to commercial profit-oriented business. As members, we contribute our labor: working together builds trust through cooperation and teamwork and enables us to keep prices as low as possible within the context of our values and principles. Only members may shop, and we share responsibilities and benefits equally. We strive to be a responsible and ethical employer and neighbor. We are a buying agent for our members and not a selling agent for any industry. We are a part of and support the cooperative movement. We offer a diversity of products with an emphasis on organic, minimally processed and healthful foods. We seek to avoid products that depend on the exploitation of others. We support non-toxic, sustainable agriculture.

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