Building a solidarity economy in Jackson, Mississippi, anchored by a network of cooperatives and other worker-owned, democratically self-managed enterprises.
News & Media
Andrew Campbell - Jackson Free Press Person of the Day
By Zachary Oren Smith Monday, July 27, 2015 1:32 p.m. CDT
In the summer of 2012, Andrew Campbell took a bus up to South Dakota. He was going to spend the summer interning with an organic farm that raised crops for cooperatives and farmers markets. Before that summer, Campbell knew only one kind of tomato: red and roughly the size of your fist.
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.
Summer of Our Power: Southern PMA for a Just Transition
Cooperation Jackson is gearing up for the Summer of Our Power: Southern Peoples Movement Assembly for a Just Transition in Jackson Mississippi. It's right around the corner and we want to make sure you have all of the information you need in order to participate in this historic process!
Follow the "Announcements" link below if you'd like to learn more about Registration, Logistics and have access to Program Information.
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.
Systems Change NOT Climate Change: An Interfaith Dialogue
August 20th, 2015
Join us in a conversation on the need for systems change to eliminate the threat of climate change. Father Jeremy Tobin will lead a discussion on the groundbreaking encyclical issued by Pope Francis on the interrelationship between human productive activity, capitalism, and the environment. We will also discuss the 10th commemorative anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the work Cooperation Jackson is doing to build a "Road from Jackson to Paris" to engage the essential COP21 Climate Negotiations.
Click HERE to watch Live-Stream
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.