Building a solidarity economy in Jackson, Mississippi, anchored by a network of cooperatives and other worker-owned, democratically self-managed enterprises.
News & Media
From Jackson to Paris to Fight Climate Change
The Jackson Free Press' Scott Prather interviewed members of the Cooperation Jackson delegation going to the global climate justice convergence in Paris, France. Members of the delegation discuss the goals of the trip and Cooperation Jackson's climate and economic justice work in Jackson, MS.
"The goal is half protest and half affirmation," said Kali Akuno. The political leaders and corporations involved in the official discussions about climate change are "playing games with the planet and with our lives."
Cooperation Jackson's climate-justice vision outlines policy goals grounded in a political vision that looks to connect the dots between the environmental, economic and racial crises that have long plagued the south. Read full article.
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.
The Jackson Just Transition Plan
A Vision of Cooperation Jackson and the Our Power Campaign to make Jackson (MS) a “Sustainable City”
“There’s no Hispanic air, no African American air, or white air, there’s just air. And if you breathe air, and most people I know do breath air, then that makes you part of the environment and if you are concerned about the quality of that air, I would consider you an environmentalist...you just might not know it.” - Dr. Robert Bullard
This plan outlines Cooperation Jackson's belief that we can solve the overlapping crises of environmental, climatic and human rights crises confronting us by organizing our communities to execute a comprehensive program that will protect our environment, curb our carbon emissions, stimulate employment, and democratically transfer wealth and equity. Read the plan.
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.
Planning Meeting for UN WGEPAD Visit to Jackson, MS
Lumumba Center 939 Capitol St., Jackson MS
Wednesday, November 18 | 6pm
The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (WGEPAD) will be coming to Jackson in January 2016 to promote the International Decade of People of African Descent and engage in a fact-finding mission.
Cooperation Jackson and the Human Rights Institute are working with the US Human Rights Network (USHRN) and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to host the Working Group of Experts in Jackson.
Please join us for the first Host Planning Committee meeting to plan their itinerary so they can learn all they can about the conditions of people of African descent in our community and state. RSVP here.
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.