Join Us to Build Cooperative Businesses with People Returning HOME from Prison or Jail!
An Evening of knowledge sharing, entertainment & networking
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Featuring: Jessica Gordon-Nembhard Jessica Gordon-Nembhard is a political economist and professor of community justice and social economic development in the Africana Studies Department at John Jay College, City University of NY; and author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice.
The evening will include a dynamic program with Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Cooperative Partners, Collective REMAKE, and entertainment followed by a reception with delicious treats and fun.
Mount Saint Mary’s University
Rose Hills Auditorium
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Doors Open: 4:30 p.m. Network, buy RAFFLE TICKETS, Make ART, and check out SILENT AUCTION Items.
Program Starts: 5:00 p.m. Featured Speaker: Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice* Panel discussions with Collective REMAKE members and Community Partners.
*Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice books will be available for purchase at the event
Reception: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Silent Auction, Raffle, and ART Making Refreshments to include lemonade, ice tea, beer, wine and treats.
Proceeds from this event will go to support Collective REMAKE and participating partners. More details to come!
Sponsored by: Collective REMAKE: Art, Business, Education, Jobs, News, People, and Recycling or Sustainability is a unique social enterprise—in Los Angeles County—designed to support the creation of worker-owned businesses and other kinds of cooperatives with people who have been incarcerated and other individuals who are marginalized socially and economically due to race, sex, class, gender identity, age or ability.
A worker cooperative is a business that is owned and managed by the people that work there. Workers come together to meet common financial, social and cultural needs for themselves, their community and future generations. There are not enough economic opportunities for people in South Los Angeles, especially for people when they come home from prison or jail. The lack of housing, job opportunities, and services make re-entry extremely difficult. Worker cooperatives are a real option for people who historically experience life-long discrimination in the workforce as the workers are their own boss and they decide the hiring criteria.