Session 3: Saturday, June 2nd: 2:00 - 3:50pm
Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson Mississippi
Description/Abstract of your Event:
The city of Jackson is the capitol and the progressive stronghold within the reactionary and deeply racist state of Mississippi. Join organizers and cooperative developers from Cooperation Jackson as they highlight how they are engaging in struggle for Black self-determination with aims to transform their city and broader state using tools of worker-self-management, democratic-people/community centered decision making processes, in developing a solidarity economy that will serve as an social, cultural and economic basis for achieving a liberated zone/ an eco-socialist territory within this settler-colonial project, the so-called United States.