The Ujamaa Hour: Mid-Year Recap on Developing Solidarity Economy Initiatives in Black Communities

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Thus far in 2019, we have hosted conversations with Danielle Mkali of Nexus Community Partners, Me’lea Connelly of Village Financial Cooperative, LaTierra Piphus of Womanist Working Collective, Dara Cooper of National Black Food & Justice Alliance, Jamila Medley of Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance, and Deon Lucas of E.G. Woode. This follows on the heels of launching near the close of …

The Ujamaa Hour: Four Episode Pilot Webcast on Developing Solidarity Economy Initiatives in Black Communities

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In the fall of 2018, the Kola Nut Collaborative partnered with BRIJ Embassy for Black America in order to develop a commentary and interview segment broadcast within the online community, BEBA, which would deepen member awareness of several cooperative economic strategies employed within Black communities in historical and contemporary times. Below are the five initial segments produced during this partnership. Four …

Cooperation For Liberation Study & Working Group Forum Toolkit

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Having completed shared readings of “Collective Courage” and “Jackson Rising”, we are breaking from the Study Group to develop projects which have been proposed by the Working Group including a forum, zine, gallery, and web series. Over the course of 12 weeks, a core group of participants have endeavored to make deep study and exchange thoughts about Dr. Jessica Gordon …