Special Event: African American Cooperatives and the Struggle for Economic Independence!

Mariposa Food Co-op is co-hosting an event about African Americans and the US cooperative movement on July 25th.

Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, an expert on the history of Black co-ops, is going to give a talk while she's in town for the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy that weekend. We encourage as many of our members as possible to attend her talk. Her research covers some fascinating stories that are not widely known, but are important context for the work all of us do.

Here are additional details about the event:

African American Cooperatives and the Struggle for Economic Independence!

Join Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard for a talk and Q&A about the history of African Americans and the US cooperative movement. This location is wheelchair accessible. All are welcome. Free!

Gordon Nembhard chronicles the achievements and challenges of African American collective economic action and cooperative development in the struggle for civil rights and economic equality. She connects historical and archival research on Black co-ops with economic analyses of cooperative ownership as a strategy for political economic independence and community-based asset building.

Jessica Gordon Nembhard is a political economist and Associate Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Africana Studies Department at John Jay College, City University of NY. She is also a member of the Grassroots Economic Organizing Collective, the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy, and the US Solidarity Economy Network; and a member of the Leadership Team of Organizing Neighborhood Equity (ONE) DC.

For more information, please see Mariposa's website or email education@mariposa.coop. And please invite your friends! You can let others know you are going by replying on the Facebook event page for the event.

Sponsored by the LCA Land Trust and Mariposa Food Coop’s Food Justice & Anti-Racism Working Group