Mayor Gayle McLaughlin Solidarity Video
A greeting from the Mayor of Richmond, California, Gayle McLaughlin, to the Jackson Rising: New Economies Conference and tribute to the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba.
Jessica Gordon Nembhard: Cooperative Economics and Civil Rights
Grassroots Economic Series: History if Cooperatives in Mississippi
March 13, 2014
Jackson Rising Resolution Passes!
On February 27th 2014, two days after Mayor Chokwe Lumumba passed, Jackson City Council voted unanimously in support of the Jackson Rising: New Economies Conference. Members of the conference’s Local Organizing Committee spoke at City Hall that day.
The First Jackson Rising Grassroots Economic Series Event
January 30th, 2014
Jackson Rising Statement at the Neighborhood Funders Group Conference
This video, taken on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at the Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) Conference in Jackson, MS highlights Mayor Chokwe Lumumba presenting aspects of his “Jackson Rising” vision of participatory governance and economic democracy. Read the full “Jackson Rising” statement to gain a deeper understanding of the vision of how cooperatives and cooperative development are being pursued to build wealth and equity in Jackson.
Chokwe Lumumba: Mississippi Mayor with Revolutionary Vision
Just two weeks before his sudden death, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba spoke with Laura Flanders of GRITtv in Jackson MS. He spoke with Flanders for a forthcoming article in Yes Magazine which delves in depth into his plans for popular democracy with cooperative ownership.