In celebration of Black History Month
Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Professor and Author of
Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice appears on Everything Coop on 2/12/2015
Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, today, at 10:30 a.m. for Everything Coop, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week Vernon interviews Dr. Gordon Nembhard, Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development, and Author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice. Mr. Oakes and Dr. Gordon Nembhard will discuss the history of cooperative economics in the movement for civil rights, and the importance of knowledge and integrity in establishing collective economic entities.
Dr. Gordon Nembhard, is a Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College, of the City University of New York (CUNY) in New York City, USA. She is a political economist specializing in community economic development, wealth inequality, Black political economy, popular economic literacy, and community justice.
Her research has focused on community and asset-based economic development and democratic community economics; cooperative economics and worker ownership; racial and economic wealth inequality and wealth accumulation in communities of color; and alternative urban economic and youth educational development strategies. Her future research and policy analyses will connect community-based economic development, asset building, and economic justice strategies with community-based approaches to justice.