UEDA Emerging Topic Series: The African American Cooperative Movement Lessons Learned for Cooperation and Survival with Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Ph.D
Join UEDA and Walnut Way as we welcome author, historian, economist and professor, Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Ph.D. to discuss the African American Cooperative legacy and more with Emonia Barnett, Walnut Way's Community Wealth Building Neighborhood Connector.
African Americans have used mutual aid and cooperatives for both survival and to gain economic well-being and independence in the face of racial discrimination and economic marginalization. Practices such as the pooling of resources and collective decision-making, to produce goods and services accessible and beneficial to the community, have been practiced throughout history.
Using a discussion format, the two will lead attendees in an informational presentation and discussion on the history of cooperative ownership within the African American community, lessons learned from past successes, and what is possible for the 21st century as we tackle a pandemic and continue to fight for genuine racial justice.
This session is free and will take place virtually on Zoom.
Advanced registration is required.
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