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Jackson Rising: Building a Fearless City

11/30 Friday | 5pm

The Oikos and Race and Public Space working groups at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invite you to join for a discussion with Kali Akuno, co-founder and executive director of Cooperation Jackson.

This discussion will focus on how Cooperation Jackson is advancing the Jackson-Kush Plan to transform Jackson, Mississippi into a center of radical municipalism and direct, participatory democracy. The conversation will explore how the organization is pushing this transformation through the organization of people’s assemblies, the institutions of the solidarity economy, and new policy structures like a human rights charter and commission to guide municipal policy.

Kali Akuno is Co-­Founder and Executive Director of Cooperation Jackson. He served as the Director of Special Projects and External Funding in the Mayoral Administration of the late Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, MS. Kali is also an human rights educator, writer, and an organizer focusing on building organizations and institutions for working class and oppressed communities. He is the co-editor of Jackson Rising: the Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, MS, published by Daraja Press in the fall of 2017.

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