Broadcasting Live from Field Station 5: Episode 6

October 28th, 2019

Cooperation Jackson is an emerging vehicle for sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community ownership. Listen to episode 6 now!

 

 

Cooperation Jackson & Sustainable Community Development

Cooperation Jackson is an emerging vehicle for sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community ownership. Specifically, the group is laying the foundation to establish a network of co-ops and initiatives, including housing, daycare, construction, Freedom Farms urban farming, and a community land trust. Energizing the Jackson community to “educate, motivate and organize,” one of the group’s goals is to draw from Mississippi’s history of cooperative farming to make the long-term project a success.
The group has worked tirelessly to secure and grow its power base within Jackson’s political, educational, and economic institutions and the creation of institutions of its own. The goal of achieving self-determination for African Americans through economic self-sufficiency. Cooperation Jackson is an emerging vehicle for sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community ownership.