JOIN the Black Workers & Wellness Center tonight (Monday, September 28th, at 6:30pm) for the “Worker Cooperatives & The Movement for Socialism” panel discussion. The panel will include Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Camila Piñeiro Harnecker, and Richard Wolff.
Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Ph. D., is a political economist specializing in economic development policy, Black political economy, and popular economic literacy. Her research focuses on democratic community economics, cooperative businesses, worker ownership, and racial wealth inequality, all of which can be found in her book “Collective Courage; A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought & Practice”. Though a resident of Washington, D.C., Gordon Nembhard currently teaches at John Jay College, City University of New York.
Camila Piñeiro Harnecker, Ph. D., was a professor, researcher and consultant at the Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy at the University of Havana. Her work focuses on economic democracy, self-management, democratic planning, worker cooperatives, business management and public policy towards the enterprise sector. She is author of Guía Introductoria sobre Cooperativismo para Cuba (Ed. Caminos, 2015) and Repensando el Socialismo Cubano: Propuestas para una economía democratica y cooperativa (Ruth Casa Editorial, 2013), and the edited the volume Cooperatives and Socialism: A View from Cuba (Palgrave, 2012).
Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City.