Building a solidarity economy in Jackson, Mississippi, anchored by a network of cooperatives and other worker-owned, democratically self-managed enterprises.
News & Media
'Nothing About Us Without Us': As Clean Power Plans Rolls Out, Climate Activists Rally
"Climate Justice Alliance organizes actions in 10 cities to call attention to community-based solutions to clean energy future."
Cooperation Jackson took the lead for the Southeast Region at the EPA region 4 headquarters.
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.
United Nations Experts on People of African Descent - Mississippi Mission
The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent visited Jackson along with four other cities including Baltimore and Chicago. Cooperation Jackson and the Jackson Human Rights Institute hosted a full day hearing on January 23rd. The purpose of the visit was to gather as much evidence about the current state and conditions of people of African descent in the United States. There findings will be reported directly to the United Nations Human Rights Council as a written report. Activist can use this report to pressure the United States government to respect, protect, and fulfill its human rights obligations to people of African descent living within the United States. Read the press release of their conclusion after the official visit to United States.
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.
A Just Transition for Jackson: COP21 Report Back
Lumumba Center 393 W. Capitol St.
February 10th, 2016 | 6pm - 9pm
Join members of Cooperation Jackson's "Freedom Road from Jackson to Paris" contingent for a report back on their trip to Paris, France for the global climate justice protest during the COP21, United Nations climate change negotiations. Come hear about their experiences, reflections, discuss the importance of the international climate change agreement and our efforts to construct a "new" sustainable Jackson through our developing Jackson Just Transition Plan.
Suggested $5 donation to support delegation expenses.
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.