Walking Together: A NYC Fundraiser for Cooperation Jackson
Sunday June 4th 2017
6pm - 9pm EST
Verso Loft 20 Jay Street, Suite 1010
"Walking Together" is a fundraiser for Cooperation Jackson. This fundraiser will focus on addressing many of the needs of Cooperation Jackson to advance its Transition City vision, which is to make Jackson a city anchored by cooperative economics, digital fabrication and human centered technological innovation, ecologically sustainable and regenerative systems and practices to manage the communities cycles of consumption, and the full implementation and protection of human rights. The implementation of this vision will enable Jackson to become a concrete #RebelCity with #FearlessCity implementation under the administration of Chokwe Antar Lumumba.
For the past 15 years, Jackson, Mississippi has been a radical laboratory experimenting in creating a sustainable, ecological transformative cooperative economy. The work of Cooperation Jackson, led by the transformative vision of the Jackson-Kush plan, calls for Mississippi to become the anchor of a southern cooperative economy.
Come and listen to a first hand account of the victory of the people's candidate, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, and the ever emerging transformative strategy being developed in in the heart of Dixie by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and Cooperation Jackson, and how they might apply in NYC to help the social movements build and attain transformative political and economic power to battle gentrification, displacement, economic exploitation and social oppression.
Two of Cooperation Jackson's members and cofounders, Kali Akuno and Sacajawea Hall will be in attendance to share their perspectives and experiences. They will be joined by Shellyne Rodriguez from Take Back the Bronx, and others.
Following the panel there will be a reception to celebrate the primary victory of Chokwe Antar Lumumba and support the ongoing work of Cooperation Jackson.
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $5,000 for the general operations of the organization. However, we aim to raise $50,000 (if not more) to further develop our emerging Center for Community Production, which will specialize in 3D print manufacturing and digital fabrication.
Join us and spread the word. We are asking for a $10 to $20 door donation (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds). Beverages will be available for donation.