Everything Co-op airs on WOL 1450 AM news talk radio on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., hosted by Vernon Oakes. ascinating discussions about cooperatives of all sorts. Listen online: http://tunein.com/radio/WOL-1450-s21725/
On October 31, Everything Co-op will host the screening of Food For Change, a film about the history of the cooperative movement, and more specifically food co-ops in the United States. The screening will be held at BusBoys and Poets, located at 1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC. The film was produced and directed by Steve Alves.
Alves is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who graduated from the University of Southern California Film School. After working in Hollywood and New York City as a film editor for 10 years, he moved to western Massachusetts and started his own documentary company, Home Planet Pictures. Two consistent themes in Alves‘ films are the inter-generational ties, and the role of community in American life.
Since 1997, Alves has written, produced, and directed six films about New England and what it means to have a sense of place. His 2001 production. Together in Time, won a CINE Golden Eagle, Best Short Documentary at the International Family Film Festival, and a Gold Award from WorldFest-Houston. Alves is also the 2015 recipient of the Austin Miller Cooperative Hero Award, given by the River Valley Market. Alves continues this trend in his current production, Food for Change, which tells the history of the co-op movement in the United Sates, and role food co-ops are playing in the development of local food systems
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Vernon Oakes is President of Oakes Management Inc. As President, he has renovated and managed his own properties, and those owned by other entities since 1985. Mr. Oakes is the immediate Past President of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, and serves on several boards to advance the interests of cooperatives. He is also a former coordinator of the MBA program at Howard University, and an MBA graduate of Stanford University, who has used his business acumen to benefit the community by providing quality housing for all populations. Vernon is a consummate advocate for cooperatives