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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Racial Justice

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May 27, 2014

Black Co-ops Were A Method of Economic Survival

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Jessica Gordon-Nembhard talks about her research into the history of African-American co-ops.

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November 24, 2020

A Conversation about the Impact of Co-ops in Abolition Work

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Discussion about the intersections of cooperative practices, ethics, and tools with the movement for police and prison abolition and their replacement with a system designed to meet the needs of the community and the individuals who comprise it.

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November 2, 2020

Black Farmers Reclaiming Economic Power with Cooperatives

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During this 90-minute webinar, we will talk about the history of Black farmer cooperatives, the role they have played in food and economic sovereignty, the challenges they face in the modern economy, and opportunities for growth.

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October 5, 2020

Cooperatives and the Black Community

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Gregory Jackson talks about cooperatives in the Black Community.

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August 31, 2020

Black Economic Lives Matter Too

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Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard talks about economic democracy in the context of the Movement for Black Lives.

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August 14, 2020

From Door to Door: An Interview with Jessica Gordon-Nembhard

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An interview with Jessica Gordon-Nembhard.

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July 23, 2020

Black Commons, Community Land Trusts, and Reparations

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Community Land Trusts (CLTs) offer a way to keep land out of the speculative market while providing a step towards reparations for African Americans.

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May 26, 2020

Community Capital in the Time of COVID-19

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In this Solidarity Chicago session, you will learn historical and contemporary examples of how our communities have employed rotating savings and credit associations, peer-to-peer lending, and other creative methods of harnessing capital.

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February 24, 2020

A New Breed of Worker Coops

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Joseph Cureton discusses the holding company model being used by the Staffing Cooperative (now the Orban Cooperative).

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February 20, 2020

10 Resources on Black Liberation & Economic Democracy

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A list of readings on Black liberation and economic democracy.