NOW IS THE TIME.
And in these times consider how radical it would be to have a voice and a choice about the direction of the economy. Imagine an engine just for you to exercise that voice and flex that choice muscle and really help implement CHANGE for a neighborhood and it’s peoples that promotes health, growth and opportunity.
The blog Harlem + Bespoke says:
“The idea of the Pop-Up Co-op came up which would open a shop at 128th Street and St. Nicholas that would sell $1 organic take-out coffee and eventually produce. Minority youth with no prior work experience will be paid $28.5K a year as a starting salary and will get valuable job skills along with the option of receiving ownership shares for the co-op”
Beastie Boys Ad-Rock, Artists A.L. Steiner, Becca Albe and Matt Wolfe, Musician Sia, Le Tigre’s Johanna Fateman (who is also donating her highly coveted pet portriats as a prize at the $250 dollar mark) Musican Kimya Dawson, DJ Designer Imposter, FilmMaker Aurdry Marrs, Legendary punk drummer Molly Newman, and Art word superstar Emily Roysdon, just to name a few, have lent their names along with their donation $’s to back this seriously radical and much needed project.
Greg Allen who has been an active member of his West Harlem community since 1998 has worked homeless kids or kids otherwise in need of support for more than a decade. If there was a masters degree in “What youth culture needs to propel it’s self into successful adulthood” Greg would hold it.
So instead of another non-profit systematic band-aid/temporary fix-it, Greg has devised a brilliant plan to implement an actual radical alternative response inside of the small business template, creating a worker owned/cooperative sustainable food market.
Kathleen Hanna says of the project:
“I think his plan is really radical because it’s about creating a business based on people’s needs rather than a desire for profits.”
What more to say? Please support this with as much money as you can with as little at $10 dollars.
XO, SHAUN SURETHING FOR SEAGULL HAIR SALON, DOWNTOWN NYC.
Greg is my old roommate and he drew my Grim Reaper tattoo. He is a badass dude.
This is a badass project.