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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy


St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Collective Diaspora is a membership-based organization of Black cooperatives and Black-led cooperative support organizations from across the African diaspora.

We are weaving together a transnational Black cooperative support system to challenge the economic isolation faced by Black communities and the extraction of Black wealth that has been taking place in different forms since the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

By deepening our connections and sharing resources, we make our cooperatives and organizations, and in turn our communities, stronger and more resilient.

Adam S. Green is a lecturer in sustainability at the University of York. He is an archaeological anthropologist focused on South Asia, specializing in the comparative study of early states through the lenses of technology, the environment, and political economy.

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University

Katherine Rapin is a freelance writer/editor currently focused on climate solutions and adaptations in Puerto Rico. She has a particular interest in Indigenous-led work and stories that explore how humans can restore our relationship with the natural world—especially related to agriculture and water quality. Formerly, she worked as the deputy editor at the Philadelphia Citizen, writing and editing stories that inspired and equipped Philadelphians to engage more deeply with the city. Before that, she covered greater Philadelphia’s food and agriculture scene as the associate editor of Edible Philly. You can see her work at or on IG @rewiilding