Building a solidarity economy – Lessons Learned from Jackson, Mississippi: How co-ops are an inclusive tool in fighting poverty and revitalizing urban centres.

Montreal — Feb. 14, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY Black History Month in NDG

Nine community partners in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce have joined forces with members of the neighbourhood’s Black English-speaking community to put on a unique event during Black History Month: Lessons Learned from Jackson, Mississippi: How co-ops are an inclusive tool in fighting poverty and revitalizing urban centres.

Through a series of free, public activities, we invite community members to explore the cooperative model as an alternative to the poverty of racialized communities.

Theme: Is the social and solidarity economy an alternative to the precarity of racialized communities?

When: Friday, February 21, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Kensington Presbyterian Church, 6225 Godfrey Ave., Montreal, H4B 1K3 What: Public forum, followed by a panel discussion with

  • ●  Kali Akuno, co-founder of Cooperation Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi)
  • ●  David Austin, Montreal author and historian
  • ●  Jackie Millington, owner of Chocolatier Festive Creations
  • ●  Nantali Indongo, moderator, host of CBC’s The BridgeA light meal will be served.
    The location is accessible to people with limited mobility. Childcare is available upon request, contact  or (514) 483-4680
    “What we want to know is if Cooperation Jackson’s strategy of sustainable job creation through worker co-ops be replicated in Montreal,” said Daniel Rotman, Executive Director of The Depot Community Food Centre. “Can it be an inclusive tool for fighting inequality and systemic racism?”According to the 2016 Census, 20.8% of racialized people in Canada live in low-income households, compared to 12.2% of non-racialized people.

For more information :

Eventbrite: Building a solidarity economy Lessons from Jackson, MS, to Montreal

Contact: Rémy-Paulin Twahirwa Community Worker  or 514 503-7993 

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