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brandon king

Cooperation Jackson
Jackson, Mississippi United States of America
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, naturally grown produce within a community that traditionally doesn't have access. He also currently serves as a representative to the National Black Food Justice Alliance, the Our Power Campaign's Climate Justice Alliance, and sits on the board of the Southern Grassroots Economies Project's SGEP Southern Reparation Loan Fund SLRF. He was born in Portsmouth VA, has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology with an international emphasis from Hampton University, and currently lives in Jackson, Mississippi. As a DJ and visual artist, brandon also sees the arts and culture as key components necessary to energize and activate people to be engaged in the process of actualizing human rights, moving towards social and cultural transformation.

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