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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 @ 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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May 2022

Mutual social impact: investing in each other for the 21st century

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Kelvin Club, 30 Melbourne Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Are Australian mutuals poised for a renaissance as social impact leaders? Join us to discuss with a heavy-hitting panel of movement leaders at the Kelvin Club on 26 May.

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September 2022

The role of cooperatives in building strong economically resilient communities

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What is the role of cooperatives in contributing to local and regional development strategies that are equitable and sustainable? How can this be advanced through federal, state and local policy? How can we enhance the work of cooperatives in addressing economic disparities in Australia?

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