Building a solidarity economy in Jackson, Mississippi, anchored by a network of cooperatives and other worker-owned, democratically self-managed enterprises.

Sustainable Communities Initiative


The Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) will build an “Eco-village” in West Jackson, composed of a Housing complex and a Cooperative Business Complex that will be situated on our Community Land Trust (CLT) and developed by our Community Development Corporation (CDC). The objective of SCI is to create dozens of living wage “green jobs” in West Jackson and long-term affordable housing for the working peoples of the community that will defend them against displacement and gentrification.

News & Media


With UN Climate Summit Opening, Marchers Rallied Around the World

Thousands marched in New York and in hundreds of other cities.

Elizabeth ShogrenNational Geographic

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 

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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.

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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.

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Our Story

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.

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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

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Our Principles

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. 

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