Support the movement for community ownership, economic democracy, sustainability, self-determination and human rights.
In October, Cooperation Jackson launched a Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) with an ambitious vision. Within it is the goal of developing an Eco-Village in West Jackson. The Eco-Village will be anchored by interconnected cooperative enterprises that meet the needs of the community, provide quality jobs, and function at every level in ecologically and environmentally sustainable ways. We are in the planning stages of creating a Community Land Trust that will safeguard the Eco-Village and provide permanent affordable housing. The Sustainable Communities Initiative has kicked off with the purchase of the Chokwe Lumumba Center for Economic Democracy and Development and land that is 3/4th of an acre.
Before the grand opening of the Lumumba Center on February 27th, the Center went through the first round of a tremendous renovation. For example, the electricity has been fully rewired, new flooring installed, bathroom and plumbing repair, all new interior paint, and wall/window expansions for the future Nubia’s Place Cafe.
We are excited that three cooperatives are in the business planning stages:
Freedom Farms Urban Agriculture Cooperative
Recycling and Composting Cooperative
Nubia’s Arts and Culture Cooperative Café
What We Need From You
Support the start-up for the Freedom Farms Urban Agriculture Cooperative, the Recycling and Composting Cooperative, and the Nubia’s Arts and Culture Cooperative Café
Continuing the renovations and improvements of the Chokwe Lumumba Center
Furnish the Nubia's Place Cooperative Cafe, named after Nubia Lumumba
Support the general operations of Cooperation Jackson
The Lumumba Center and the Sustainable Communities Initiative are two of the bold, but critical first steps we are taking to build economic democracy in Jackson. We need your support for this all to reach their full! Make a generous donation today.
If you wish, you can also donate by sending a check or money order made out to Cooperation Jackson. Please include in the memo February Fund Drive and mail to P.O. Box 1932, Jackson, MS 39215.