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Book Launch Party! “The Cooperative Culture Handbook”


You’re invited to celebrate with us!


The Cooperative Culture Handbook: A Social Change Manual to Dismantle Toxic Culture and Build Connection is now available to preorder. We are hosting a virtual launch party to celebrate with authors Karen Gimnig and Yana Ludwig. During the event, you’ll get to learn about the Handbook, experience a couple exercises from the book, meet the authors and get your questions answered. It’s going to be a blast… so come join! Plus! Everyone who joins will receive a complementary chapter from the book.


Register above to join this book launch on Zoom and/or to receive the recording in case you can’t make it. Friday, October 16th | 1-2pm pacific / 4-5pm eastern (See your local time).



About The Cooperative Culture Handbook

Cooperative groups are our best hope for addressing climate disruption, racism, poverty, homelessness, oppression and even pandemics. The good news is that groups form every day to address these issues. The bad news is that they struggle with conflict, gridlock, power battles, and falling participation. In short, we lack the skills to convert our passion and intelligence into effective action. That’s where The Cooperative Culture Handbook comes in to help. With 52 transformative group and individual exercises, this is a practical toolkit for groups to solve problems, build community, and change culture towards greater empathy and authenticity. Here’s an essential resource for leaders, facilitators and changemakers to develop core practices in discernment, curiosity, and communication.

Haven’t preordered yet? Get your copy now in both paperback and e-book formats.




Meet the Authors


Yana Ludwig

Yana Ludwig has 24 years of cooperative living experience, including four community start-ups. She serves on the board of the Foundation for Intentional Community, and as a trainer and consultant for progressive projects. Yana’s first book, Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption, was awarded the Communal Studies Association 2017 Book of the Year Award. She is the former Executive Director of both the Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, and Commonomics USA, an economic justice organization. Her 2013 TEDx talk, Sustainable is Possible! kicked off a new era for her as a public speaker and advocate for communities. She is a founding member of the Solidarity Collective, an income sharing community in Laramie, WY, and a host on the community’s podcast, Solidarity House.    



Karen Gimnig

Karen Gimnig is a team builder, motivational speaker and relationship coach. As an Imago Facilitator, Karen uses the theory and practice of Imago Relationships to guide teams and communities through the complexity of working together. Karen has lived in cohousing and served as founder and member of communities that use consensus and sociocratic decision making. She is currently the Communications Director for the Cohousing Association. Other collaborative pursuits include co-authoring (with Yana Ludwig)  The Cooperative Culture Handbook: A Social Change Manual to Dismantle Toxic Culture and Build Connection, and co-creating (with Paul Tevis) the Employing Differences podcast.  


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