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New Economies Conference in Jackson, Mississippi: May 2-4, 2014

From a description of the upcoming New Economies Conference in Jackson:

Jackson, Mississippi like most of the metropolitan centers throughout the country needs to broaden its economy to confront the challenge of globalization, address its social ills, and revitalize itself. To address the growing crises of economic collapse, social inequality and environmental degradation, the broadened economy must diversify itself to include various forms of ownership and wealth creation models that fully include the vast majority of the population. The broadened economy must include economic democracy, worker ownership, food sovereignty, new models of home ownership, and sustainable production and distribution.

The New Economies Conference will focus on how the City of Jackson can and will start building the city of the future today through the inclusion of cooperatives and other forms of wealth creation based on the principles of solidarity, participatory democracy, and economic and social equity.

Read more here.

For a profile of Jackson mayor Chokwe Lumumaba, who passed away this week, see here.

Read about the connections Lumumba drew between civil rights and immigrant rights here.

See Democracy Now!’s portrait of Lumamba here.

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