November 17, 2010
Cooperative Community Economic Development with Professor Jessica Gordon Nembhard
Professor Nembhard shared her experience studying cooperative enterprises in the US and abroad. This is a model in which consumers cooperate in the purchase of food or commodities oftentimes owning the sources of production and/or the means for the exchange of products. In the case of human services, the workers own the agencies that broker such services. In challenging economic times and especially for marginalized communities, cooperative enterprises are proposed as a viable alternative to capitalist corporate models.