The Murphy Institute for Education and Labor Studies will be hosting the following event:
Friday, February 24th 2:00-4:00
From Economic Crisis to Economic Democracy: Lessons and Strategies from Black Communities
The crises we are facing — of threats to democracy, to social justice, to community and the environment — beg us to look at the opportunities crisis creates.
In honor of the birthday of W.E.B. Du Bois, a leader and intellectual who authored, among many great works, Economic Co-operation Among Negro Americans in 1907, we will explore the stories, struggles, and successes of workers who have taken control and bettered their lives, through the history of economic cooperativism in African-American communities, and ask how we can apply those lessons to contemporary struggles locally and around the globe.
Featuring: Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Hon. Roger L. Green, Naceo Giles, Dario Azzellini