Next Meetup

Ujima's #BlackTrust With Jessica Gordon Nembhard
UjimaBoston is thrilled to welcome Jessica Gordon Nembhard, acclaimed author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice. Jessica Gordon Nembhard will share with us about her work researching and bringing light to a heavily erased yet vitally important history: the deep roots of Cooperative Economics in Black Liberation struggles, from slavery until today. As Ujima works to build a local economic system that centers Black communities, Black trust, and building Black wealth in Boston, we are thrilled to share this opportunity to learn from Jessica's depth of knowledge, as well as her ongoing practice in the field. For a preview, watch Jessica Gordon Nembhard on GRITtv with Laura Flanders discussing the history of cooperative economics in the movement for civil rights: The event is free and open to the community. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP & Share: Black Trust w/ Jessica Gordon Nembhard & Charlotte Brathwaite Boston cooperative & grassroots leaders - help us spread the word & we'll see you there!! Olio Culinary Collective ( Dorchester Food Co-op ( Democracy Brewing ( Agaric ( CERO ( Restoring Roots Cooperative ( Cooperative Fund of New England ( Black Economic Justice Institute ( Alternatives for Community and Environment ( Reclaim Roxbury ( Restaurant Opportunities Center Boston - ROC Boston ( Matahari Women Workers' Center ( City Life/Vida Urbana ( The City School ( Dudley Neighbors, Inc. ( Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative ( RSVP: This is a free event! Can't make it? Join Ujima and come to a future event --

Thelma D. Burns Building

575 Warren Street Grove Hall · Boston

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    What we're about

    We meet to help one another explore, form, join, or improve businesses without bosses: worker cooperatives.

    Join us if you are interested in working for yourself but not working alone— nor in being someone else's boss.

    This group is a regular show and tell for freedom-seeking employees, creatives, freelancers, business owners, jobless individuals, and entrepreneurs wanting to learn about and share work experiences applicable to working in a shared-ownership model. Those of us in worker cooperatives and collectives share our experiences and challenges and discuss ways to make our businesses and our lives better.

    Worker cooperatives are businesses owned and controlled by the people who work in them. They are a time-tested way to create quality jobs, and are gaining momentum as a strategy to build and anchor wealth in communities.

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