The P.O.W.E.R. Project presents: So You Want to Join a Co-op?

  • Comfort Station 2579 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647

Ever thought about joining a co-op but didn't really know what you would be getting into? Join Charis Rose of Logan Square's Dill Pickle Food Co-op to learn everything you want to know about co-ops, the history of the Dill Pickle, more information on how they can serve you should you become a member. Come with questions! She's got answers.

Charis Rose is a chef and food educator and currently runs the produce department at the Dill Pickle Food Co-op in Logan Square. She is a trained cheesemaker and baker, and has cooked in restaurants, schools and collaborative kitchens all over the country, including Goat Lady Dairy or Durango Natural Foods. Before her career in food, she was a community organizer, working on environmental and social justice campaigns in many states in the U.S. In her free time, she bikes, dances, and walks her miniature dachshund Etta James.

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What is The P.O.W.E.R. Project?

Preparation, Organization, Wonderment, Empowerment, Resistance

The Comfort Station and the Art Leaders of Color Network (ALCN) join forces to present the P.O.W.E.R. Project over the course of the month of June 2017. In lieu our traditional arts programming, the Comfort Station will be transformed into an ‘empowerment hub’ with a series of lectures, discussions, happenings, self-care exercises, and much more led by artists and members from the community. The hope is that through series of engagements, people will be able to not only to lead their own actions but inspire others to take a stand against injustice and intolerance. The only way we can make it through these uncertain times is to do it together.