Grassroots Economic Series
Leading up to the conference, the local organizing committee is hosting The Grassroots Economic Series. The goal of the events is to provide a space where people can share their ideas and become familiarized with the concept of cooperatives leading up to the conference where the hands on development of cooperative expansion in Jackson will begin.
The First Jackson Rising Grassroots Economic Series Event
The first Grassroots Economic Series on January 30, 2014, included a panel discussion along with clips from the film ‘Shift Change.’ Shift Change tells the stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.
Grassroots Economic Series II: History of Cooperatives in Mississippi
The second Grassroots Economic Series took place March 13, 2014. It focused on the history of Cooperatives in Mississippi. Those who attended shared ideas about what the Jackson City’s various communities need and what type of cooperatives could develop to meet these needs.