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August 2019

From charity to solidarity – overseas aid and economic development

August 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kelvin Club, 30 Melbourne Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$10 – $25

Meet Elsa and Lanu Timorese co-operators, Elsa Pinto (pictured above working in her community) and Lanu de Sousa are inspiring people. Elsa is working with farming communities to reduce Timorese reliance on imported food. Lanu has established a grass-roots credit union that is assisting three hundred families to access credit for the first time. Both are passionate about the potential of co-operative and mutual enterprise (CMEs) to transform their economy. Additionally, they are studying community development at Victoria University ...…

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October 2019

The co-operative commons

October 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kelvin Club, 30 Melbourne Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$10 – $25

Would you like to join a group of likeminded people who are all working on new approaches to build a more inclusive economy? 888 Cooperative Causeway in partnership with Commoners Co-op invites you to an evening of collaboration at 'The Co-operative Commons'.  This event has been organised to provide people interested and active in Solidarity/Commons/Regenerative Economy approaches the opportunity to get together, share information about their work and ultimately create new synergies. Did we mention finger-food on arrival? When: Wednesday…

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February 2020

Basil’s Table – Banking on the future in a climate of change

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Kelvin Club, 30 Melbourne Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$10 – $25

Are you thinking what Kenneth Haynes QC (pictured above with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg) is thinking?  The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry uncovered some difficult truths about the way banking actually works in the Commonwealth of Australia. A surprising, and underreported feature of the Commission was the noticeable absence of member-owned financial institutions such as customer-owned and mutual banks, credit unions and building societies. What is it about these kinds of financial institutions that…

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May 2020

Cooperating our way out of crises with Melina Morrison

May 26 @ 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 @ 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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