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A workshop and discussion to explore the History of Black Cooperative movements in Texas and the United States.

About this event

Black communities have a deep history of cooperative practices that paved the way for Black Liberation throughout the history of the United States. As we are facing a dynamic shift in our economy, the conversations for cooperatives have increased across the country. However, the stories and practices that Black communities deployed are often left out of those conversations.

 

In this discussion, we will connect to an untold story of the cooperative practices of the Black Liberation Movement and connect to Cooperation as an indigenous cultural practice. Participants will learn how communities of color are reclaiming Cooperation as a Black technology to rethink community economic development.

 

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Class attendees will have the opportunity to schedule FREE coaching and consulting with the instructor and other co-op experts.

 

Este webinar es gratuito y se presentará en inglés con interpretación al español. This webinar is free and will be presented in English with Spanish language interpretation.

More about Instructor Tamah Yisrael

Tamah Yisrael is a Project Officer with Cooperation New Orleans, Chief Solutions Officer of TMH Financial Services LLC, and Member Owner of Resolve Financial Cooperative which provides business development, bookkeeping, and management services to cooperatives, small businesses, nonprofits, and social impact enterprises. She advocates for culture, social justice, and strategies to develop cooperatives and collaboration.

 

Taman sat on the board of directors for the New Orleans Food Co-op for 5 years and held the role of President for 2 years. She is a member of Cooperation New Orleans. She is one of the facilitators and innovators for the Black Co-op Academy presented by Cooperation New Orleans and has a goal to connect, share and learn with leaders on Cooperative Economic practices to co-create an ecosystem to meet the needs of the people of the community.

 

Additionally, she has been recognized by the Metro Birmingham NAACP’s Salute to Outstanding African Americans for her contributions to the culture and to the youth of the community. She is also a graduate of the Foundation for Louisiana’s TOGETHER Initiative LEAD Community Training Program, the UNO Community Development Finance program, Cooperation Works Art, and Science of Co-op Development. She continues to serve the community on various committees and working groups to build a more equitable society.

 

The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request - including translation and interpretation services. For assistance, please contact the Economic Development Department at 512-974-7819. The City receives and accepts Video Relay Service (VRS) calls from people who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing through Relay Texas 7-1-1.

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