Building a solidarity economy in Jackson, Mississippi, anchored by a network of cooperatives and other worker-owned, democratically self-managed enterprises.
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The Community Production Initiative
The Community Production Initiative is a campaign to turn Jackson into an innovative hub of sustainable manufacturing and fabrication that will help build and expand “community wealth” 1 in the city. The first phase of this initiative is the development of a Center for Community Production.
The Center will be anchored by a Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab), and serve as a Fab Academy training center, a multi-stakeholder cooperative, a coding and digital programming innovation hub, a maker space 2 and the city’s first hub of community production. Check this exciting initiative out!
Mission & Purpose
The broad mission of Cooperation Jackson is to advance the development of economic democracy in Jackson, Mississippi, by building a solidarity economy anchored by a network of cooperatives and other types of worker owned and democratically self-managed enterprises.
International Course on Political Training for Political Educators
Cooperation Jackson representative, Andrew Campbell will participate in this train the trainer from October 17th to December 3rd, 2016 in São Paulo, Brazil.
The program is aimed at activists from movements and popular organizations of all Continents. The main objective of this course is to contribute to deepening the political education of activists and cadres with ability and or task of organizing schools and political education programs for their organizations. Find out more.
Cooperation Jackson is the realization of a vision decades in the making. Our roots lay deep within the struggle for democratic rights, economic justice, and self-determination, particularly for Afrikan people in the Deep South, and for dignity and equality for all workers.
“What We Want, What We Believe: The Black Panther Party”
October 15, 2016 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, which started in Oakland, California. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was one of the most important and impactful Black revolutionary organizations of the 20th century. We are honoring the legacy and contributions of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense with this timely film showing and discussion.
On Thursday, October 15th we will be showing various portions of the “What We Want, What We Believe” documentary that highlight the work of the “Serve the People” programs of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. We will also have a discussion on what we can learn from and apply to the development of our cooperative work here in Jackson. Join Us!
Cooperation Jackson has 13 Core Principles, which were crafted by adapting aspects from the basic principles of the Mondragón Cooperative Corporation in the Basque country of Spain, and the International Cooperative Alliance’s cooperative identity, values and principles.