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May 2020

Cooperating our way out of crises with Melina Morrison

May 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

888 is pleased to present the second Basil’s Table event, which will be held virtually.  Australians are living in a time of uncertainty post bushfires, and now during a pandemic. Can we look to each other for mutual support in these uncertain times? Basil Varghese, a veteran Melbourne-based community builder and advocate for social justice, will lead a dialogue with Melina Morrison (pictured), CEO of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM), about how cooperation and co-operative enterprises can…

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August 2020

Basil’s Table: Cooperation in a minor key with Dan Musil

August 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$5 – $10

People may know Dan Musil as a musician, or for our purposes an inspiring but interestingly low-key co-operative leader. Come along and find out what drives this social and solidarity economy co-operator, as he articulates a compelling vision for the future. Learn about Earthworker, a group of worker-owned co-operatives operating in the Latrobe Valley and In Melbourne that are involved in everything from manufacturing hot water tanks to providing cleaning services.

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June 2021

Turning the tables on Basil

June 22, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kelvin Club, 30 Melbourne Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$10 – $25

Basil’s Table is an interview series conducted by Basil Varghese, a well-known Melbourne- based community builder and advocate for social justice, who has long been committed to ‘bridging the gap between those that have and have not’. As a Patron of 888 Co-operative Causeway, Basil hosts these conversations with special guests at the Kelvin Club in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD on topics relevant to building a connected community across Victoria. For this gathering we are 'turning the tables' on…

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February 2022

Basil’s Table: social economy leadership with Moira Were

February 23, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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When you think of social economy leaders, particularly South Australian ones, it won’t take too long until Moira Were springs to mind. Moira works across multiple organisations to develop the social and solidarity economy. Her approach always applies a ‘gender lens’ as she goes about building the common good. How does she manage to have such a huge impact in her home state of South Australia, and more broadly? We can learn a lot from Moira. Come along to Basil’s…

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December 2022

Basil’s Table: Building co-operative futures in the tech bros era

December 6, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kelvin Club, 30 Melbourne Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The future of cooperation in a time of uncertainty RSVP: 5pm, 5 December, 2022 / finger food / dress up a little  All proceeds cover costs and contribute to our co-operative work (we are a not-for-profit / non-distributing co-op) Bookings essential (see bottom of page). This time we are going ‘big picture’. Christmas in all its forms is coming up for many, and the New Year is just around the corner. A good time to take stock and think about…

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