Join us as we discuss the impact of co-ops in abolition work. [Transcript and closed captioning coming soon.]
- Morning Star Gali - Project Director for Restoring Justice for Indigenous Peoples, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for Pit River Tribe.
- Ed Whitfield - Co-managing Director of the Fund for Democratic Communities, New Economy Coalition, The Working World, Southern Reparations Loan Fund.
- Jessica Gordon-Nembhard - Professor of Community Justice & Social Economic Development at John Jay College, Author of Collective Courage: A History of African-American Coopertive Thought and Practice.
- Esteban Kelly - Executive Director of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, Co-founder and worker-owner at AORTA (Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance).
00:00 Intro Music
01:10 Webinar begins
03:57 Poem (The Trail, by Shonda Buchanan)
05:41 Why co-ops and abolition?
07:50 "Describe your journey of becoming a cooperative abolitionist?"
26:32 "How can cooperatives serve the abolition movement?"
44:54 "What qualities of abolition work are not showing up in the cooperative space, and vice versa?"
1:04:00 "What are your wildest dreams for cooperative abolitionist work?"
1:14:09 Audience Q&A
1:20:43 Outro Music
Music by dynamism.
GEO Collective (2020). A Conversation about the Impact of Co-ops in Abolition Work. Grassroots Economic Organizing (GEO). https://geo.coop/articles/conversation-about-impact-co-ops-abolition-work