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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Jessica Gordon-Nembhard

Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Ph.D., has been a member of GEO since 2001; is a co-founder of the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (and was its long term Treasurer), and a charter member of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives. She is a political economist and Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College, City University of New York; an affiliate scholar at a couple of co-op research centers, as well as a board member of several non-profit organizations. Author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice, she’s a mother of two and grandmother or four.