Kali Akuno

Kali Akuno

"I want to help build a thriving local-economy that is democratically owned and controlled by the working people of Jackson and empowers them to transform the social and material conditions that shape their lives. This is why I'm dedicating my time, energy and resources towards the development of Cooperation Jackson and all of its emerging cooperatives, institutions, and projects".  

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Adofo Minka

Adofo Minka is a founding member of Cooperation Jackson and a member of its' Coordinating Committee. He is native of St. Louis, MO. His family moved to Jackson after visiting and becoming inspired by the Jackson-Kush Plan and the candidacy of then Councilman Chokwe Lumumba for Mayor of Jackson.

Adofo has been in Jackson for three years. He is grateful to be in Jackson and describes his experience in Jackson as a political education that he could not have received through reading any book or sitting in any classroom. During this time he has been enamored by the kindness, warmness and will to survive exhibited by the working class community in Jackson.

Adofo is a self-described husband, father and person who is dedicated to becoming a fully developed, self actualized and self aware human being through study, introspection, mistakes and reflection.

Iya Ifalola Omobola

Iya Ifalola Omobola

“I am committed to reawakening the knowledge of the rich and powerful history we as a people have had long before our ancestors touched these shores.  It is a history that contains the essence of finding balance with planet Earth and all that is contained therein.  Jackson, Mississippi is an epicenter of such understanding and it is imperative that we recognize and strengthen the power of those shoulders upon which we stand who once were gathered here.”

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