2021 marks Robert Owen’s 250th birthday. This anniversary celebrates his ‘bankful of ideas’ about alternative ways of organising society from pre-school play to the co-operative movement. As opposed to competition, his central purpose was to support democracy, self-government and co-operative advance through ‘voluntary association’, with education seen as the primary driver of social change.
Owen’s work led to co-operatives, mutuals, trade unions, building and friendly societies. These developments have had global reach as recognised in the 2012 UN International Year of Co-operatives.
In support of achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and co-operative principles: Co-ops & Mutuals Wales https://www.cooperatives-wales.coop invites you to this virtual events to be held on on Saturday 3rd July 2021 – International Co-operators Day https://globaldimension.org.uk/events/international-day-of-co-operatives/2021-07-03/
There are limited slots for this event, so we urge you to register soon for both events. You will then be sent a link for each several days beforehand. We eagerly await your participation. For any inquiries please contact: (01633 266781) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
With special thanks to the West Midlands Co-operatives Member Education Group; Central England Co-operative Membership & Community Councils; and the Co-op Group for their generous financial support; and the Co-operative Press for technical assistance and all who have given their time and expertise in this collaboration.
9.30‘Does Robert Owen’s legacy still resonate in the 21st century?’
10.30 Robert Owen Museum 3D Tour
10.35 Three short presentations followed by panel Q&A and audience participation ,chaired by: Jeremy Miles, Labour/Co-op MS, Neath :
Robert Owen & the history of the Co-op Movement in Wales:
Inspiring co-operative stories of collective action: