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Sunday, July 10 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Growing Cooperation and Equity on Land and Sea

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How do we grow a cooperative food system in the Northeastern US? Through presentations and discussion, we will  weave our rich history of cooperative food businesses in the Northeast together with new organizing to establish cooperatives farms by Somali Bantu refugees in Maine, a fisherman’s co-op in Massachusetts working on a model to sell their catch cooperatively to a wide range of consumers and new models of multi-stakeholder cooperatives providing food service to institutions. Through a facilitated discussion, we will use our collective wisdom, experience and connections to envision a food economy that increases equity, food access, living wages and democracy.

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Mohamed Dekow

Mohamed is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Livelihoods Relief Organization. They are a Somali Bantu group that is starting up a farm training and cooperative development program in Lewiston, Maine. Mohamed also works as an interpreter and previously ran a small grocery store and worked as an outreach worker for Coastal Enterprises Inc. In addition to his local work in Lewiston, he also works internationally with Somali Bantu refugees in... Read More →
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Doug Feeney

Doug Feeney is a lifelong commercial fisherman from Chatham, MA. He has crewed on many different boats and fished for a variety of species including dogfish, skate, monkfish, groundfish, scallops and much more. He recently bought his first boat and is highly committed to creating fishing conditions that maximize the social, economic, and ecological values of his business and the broader fishing community.
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Jonah Fertig

Cooperative Food Systems Developer, Cooperative Development Institute
Jonah Fertig is a cooperative food systems developer with the Cooperative Development Institute. He is a co-founder of Maine Farm & Sea Cooperative, the nation's first farm & sea-to-institution cooperative. He works with New American farmers, assisting them in developing cooperatives and helped Somali Bantu Farmers form New Roots Cooperative Farm, the first New American co-op in Maine. He is also Democracy at Work Institute 2016 Fellow.


Sunday July 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Bulger Communication Center West 2

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