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Session 3: Saturday, June 2nd: 2:00 - 3:50pm
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Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson Mississippi
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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.


Amalya Y. Livingston is 21 years old, a native of Edwards, MS and a Honors/Distinction graduate of Pearl High School where she was ranked 32nd out of 800+ peers.
She is the second oldest of five children who are all Mississippi natives as well. When she is not occupied with being a full-...

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Brandon King is a founding member of Cooperation Jackson, an organization whose aim is to build a solidarity economy in Jackson, Mississippi, anchored by a network of cooperatives and worker-owned, democratically self-managed enterprises. He is a member of the executive committee, an anchor for...

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Kali Akuno is a co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson.

Kali served as the Director of Special Projects and External Funding in the Mayoral Administration of the late Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, MS. His focus in this role was supporting cooperative development, the introduction...

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