Past Features

March 9, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 4)

'Green Worker Cooperatives' Founder to Speak at Lehman March 12

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Omar Freilla is the founder of Green Worker Cooperatives (G.W.C.), a South Bronx-based organization dedicated to developing worker-owned and environmentally friendly cooperatives in the area. He will stop by the Lehman campus on Thursday, March 12, to talk about his organization and some of its initiatives. This talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 12:30 p.m. in Room B04 of Carman Hall.

Launched in 2003, the G.W.C.'s mission is to create "green collar" jobs and to organize low-income residents into worker cooperatives, providing them with the necessary training and assistance to launch businesses that reduce existing pollution levels from polluting industries and practices.

Raised in the Bronx, Freilla attended Bronx High School of Science and earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College and his graduate degree in environmental science in resource analysis and ecological anthropology from Miami University.

This talk is sponsored by the City and Humanities Program. For more information, call 718-960-8715.