Open events
Event #1287

Racial Justice and Cooperatives


Thursday, June 3, 2021

11:00 - 12:00
Add to your calendar
To be confirmed / À confirmer
Association events , Indigenous programming , Northern Relations , Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism
English | anglais
Accessibility Services: 
Simultaneous interpretation in French
Jessica Gordon-Nembhard will address some of the ways that cooperatives have been used to achieve economic democracy and some kind of racial justice as part of the long civil rights movement among Blacks throughout US history; as well as some of the challenges to achieving racial inclusion and racial justice in the cooperative movement in North America. Co-ops have often aided  settlers in colonization projects, and marginalized indigenous and racialized groups, even as democratic cooperative ownership has enabled survival and independence across all populations. While African Americans, for example, have used cooperative ownership to mitigate some of the worst effects of racial discrimination; they have also struggled for recognition and participation in US Co-ops. Gordon-Nembhard explores strategies to address these challenges.
  • Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development, John Jay College, City University of New York