Date: February 11, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

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

Nembhard, 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, is the author of the forthcoming book Cooperative Ownership and the Struggle for African American Economic Empowerment: Alternative Strategies on the Economic Front. She is also co-editor of Wealth Accumulation and Communities of Color in the US: Current Issues.

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; the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network; and the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy.

A video of a talk by Nembhard on the book 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. Co-sponsors include the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

For more information, contact Nicole Marín Baena,

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