Creating a Chamber of Commons: A Continuing Discussion

At Cooperation 2015, Michel Bauwens introduced the idea that we should create a Chamber of Commons to protect the commons sort of like the Chamber of Commerce protects business. Here are some rough notes on the idea. We will be discussing these ideas at a On the Table hosted by Sally Duros and Terry Edlin, Tuesday, May 12.

That day and evening, thousands of Chicago-area residents – from Alsip to Zion – will pull up a chair at gatherings to discuss the future of our communities while sharing a meal together. The Chamber of Commons discussion at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square will be one of thousands of locations across the Chicago region hosting similar events where community residents from all ages and backgrounds will come together to put real issues and solutions “on the table” and share their commitments to helping shape our collective future.

Here are the details, please come out and join the discussion:

    Tuesday, May 12
    Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: Red Lion Lincoln Square
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Cooperation 2015 started as an announcement and resource for a p2p conference that was held at the Institute of Cultural Affairs Greenrise Learning Laboratory in Chicago on February 28, 2015.

A broad spectrum of people interested in alternative economies, cooperatives, sustainability, etc. came together to share our experiences, visions, ideas and to network with each other. Documentation about the event can be found here.

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Check out Ted Wysocki's (the new CEO at the Institute of Cultural Affairs) blog post about Cooperation2015 on U2CANDO