Cooperatives & the African American Struggle for Justice, Survival and Economic Development

When:
April 27, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
2017-04-27T16:30:00-04:00
2017-04-27T19:00:00-04:00
Where:
TechSpring
1350 Main St
Springfield, MA 01103
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Cooperatives & the African American Struggle for Justice, Survival and Economic Development @ TechSpring | Springfield | Massachusetts | United States

DESCRIPTION

Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of the groundbreaking book, Collective Courage: A History of African-American Economic Thought and Practice, will facilitate an exploration of the rich history of African American economic cooperation and its role in movements for Black Civil Rights and economic equality.

Drawing on this inspiring history, participants will:

  • Understand the compelling case for using cooperatives in inclusive economic development strategies;
  • Understand how cooperatives address poverty and the marginalization of communities of color and immigrants;
  • Understand how cooperatives can bridge divides in the common interest of creating good jobs that are rooted in the community;
  • Understand how cooperatives create opportunities for business ownership, wealth building and democratic management.

Registration is required, refreshments will be served and parking will be validated