Building a solidarity economy in Jackson, Mississippi, anchored by a network of cooperatives and other worker-owned, democratically self-managed enterprises.
Sustainable Communities Initiative
News & Media
With UN Climate Summit Opening, Marchers Rallied Around the World
Thousands marched in New York and in hundreds of other cities.
NEW YORK—Two days before a United Nations summit on climate change, thousands of people marched in cities around the world Sunday to urge their leaders to act boldly to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving the changes.
The "People's Climate March" took over much of Manhattan for several hours Sunday as more than 120 heads of state began gathering in New York City for the Tuesday summit, convened by UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon. Read 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 Chokwe Lumumba Center for Economic Democracy and Development
We are excited to announce the Lumumba Center set to open January 2015!
The Center will serve as the base for Cooperation Jackson. We are excited to have a space open to the community with education & trainings, meeting space, and health & wellness. It will be home for many initiatives including Nubia's Place café and lounge space and Freedom Farms Cooperative.
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.
Monthly Community Meeting
Each month Cooperation Jackson hosts a meeting to provide information and education about cooperatives along with information on our efforts to build a solidarity economy in Jackson, Mississippi.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Location: Lumumba Center: 939 W. Capitol St. Jackson, MS 39203
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.