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Saturday, July 9 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Challenging Entrenched Power Through New Economy Work in Red and Rural Communities

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Participants will consider how to effectively challenge entrenched power, by building a base of economic and political power among people historically marginalized by race and class.  Cooperation Jackson (Jackson, MS) the Black Mesa Water Coalition (Navajo Nation, Arizona) and the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, or MACED (Berea, KY) will launch the discussion with lessons learned from their work in Native American, African American and Appalachian communities.  Cooperatives, community wealth building and capturing traditional knowledge will be among the tools discussed.  This session will be highly participatory.

Speakers
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Ivy Brashear

Ivy Brashear is the Appalachian Transition and Communications Associate at the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development in Berea, Ky. Before joining MACED, she was chief blogger at The Rural Blog, which is a product of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky. She has been a reporter at The Hazard Herald in Hazard, Ky., and at the Times-Tribune in Corbin, Ky. She holds a Bachelor's... Read More →
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Brandon King

Cooperation Jackson
brandon is a founder and organizing coordinator of Cooperation Jackson, which is an emerging network of worker cooperative and supporting institutions. Cooperation Jackson is fighting to create economic democracy by creating a vibrant solidarity economy in Jackson, Mississippi, that will help transform Mississippi and the South. brandon also serves as the anchor for Freedom Farms Cooperative, a farming cooperative aimed at providing healthy... Read More →
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Roberto Nutlouis

Roberto Nutlouis is Diné (Navajo) from Pinon, Navajo Nation. He is of the Tódích’ií’nii (Bitter Water) clan, born for the Tótsohnii (Big Water) clan. Through his involvement with Native Movement, the Indigenous Youth Coalition of Pinon, Indigenous Community Enterprises, and BMWC Roberto Nutlouis has been actively involved in the sustainable evolution of Black Mesa and the Navajo Nation for several years. His experience and expertise... Read More →


Saturday July 9, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
Rockwell Hall 201


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