We’re really excited to have teamed up with our friends at Stir to Action to offer some sponsored places on their Cooperation Jackson Residential Workshop in May.

 

Delivered by the incredible Kali Akuno, co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson, the workshop will focus on building economic democracy. We’re pleased to be able to offer one fully-funded, and two part-funded places to enable people of colour who are involved in the solidarity economy, grassroots organising, economic democracy or collective ownership projects in some way, and who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend. To find out more and apply, click here.

 

Jackson, Mississippi has become a noted hotbed of radical, municipal politics over the last decade. One of the leading organisations in this radical municipal experiment is Cooperation Jackson, an emerging vehicle for sustainable community development, collective ownership, and economic democracy in Jackson.

 

The mission of Cooperation Jackson is to build a solidarity economy anchored by a network of co-operatives and worker-owned, democratically self-managed enterprises and support systems and institutions. The organisation currently has a Community Land Trust that has over 40 parcels of land; an urban farming co-operative called Freedom Farms; a lawn care co-operative called The Green Team; and an emerging small-scale digital fabrication factory or Fab Lab, called the Community Production Cooperative.

 

The residential workshop will take place 21st – 23rd May 2019 at Monkton Wyld Court in Dorset. For more information and to book your place, visit https://www.stirtoaction.com/blog/cooperation-jackson-residential.

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