Date: July 17, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Scholar/activist Jessica Gordon Nembhard will speak on her new book that chronicles the “long, strong, but hidden history” of African Americans in the cooperative movement.

Nembhard is the author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice, which tells the story of African American cooperative business ownership and its place in the movements for Black civil rights and economic equality.

A political economist and professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of African American Studies at John Jay College of the City University of New York, Nembhard was a founding member of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives and is co-founder of The Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland, College Park.

An interview with Nembhard about the book on is online.

Nembhard’s talk is sponsored by Cooperation Texas, an Austin-based non-profit committed to the creation of sustainable jobs through the development, support and promotion of worker-owned cooperatives.

For more information, contact Nicole Marín Baena,

Location: 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Road, Austin, 78723