Date: July 26, 2022

Black Labor, Solidarity Economy, and Movement Lawyering Session II: History of African American Cooperative Eco-Systems

The work of building worker cooperatives and other solidarity economy institutions is about taking the initial steps toward bringing into existence an alternative economic system that centers people and the planet instead of profit. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Ph.D., will discuss the history of African American cooperative movements and solidarity economies as the way forward.

Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard is a political economist specializing in cooperative economics, community economic development and community-based asset building, racial wealth inequality, solidarity economics, Black Political Economy, and community-based approaches to justice.

This session is the fourth installment of the Black Labor, Solidarity Economy, and Movement Lawyering Series Co-organized by Julian Hill and the Workers’ Rights institute and are hosted and organized in collaboration with Coalition for Racial Equity and Democratic Economies (CREDE), the Georgetown Law Socialist Students Union, ONE DC, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM), and Claudia Jones School for Political Education.