Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard is the author of Collective Courage: A History of African-American Economic Thought and Practice, which chronicles the long history of economic cooperation in African-American communities. On May 30, 2020 she gave the keynote address at the Thinking, Learning and Doing in the New Normal Summit with KHEPRW!
Learn more and watch more videos from the summit: https://kheprw.org/newnormalsummit
Click here for Dr. Gordon-Nembhard’s Collective Courage: A History of African-American Economic Thought and Practice.
Dr. Gordon Nembhard is teaching ECO 740 Community Economic Development this semester!
ECO 740 Community Economic Development
(Tuesdays 6 PM to 8 PM EST) Online
The term “community economic development” is used to refer to two different things: scale (economic development at the neighborhood level) and approach or philosophy (local community control over economic development). We will look at both, with special emphasis on marginalized communities, and African American experiences; as well as particular focus on community controlled grassroots economic development and values-based alternative strategies. Topics include, economic democracy, the solidarity economy, cooperative economics (especially worker cooperatives and housing cooperatives), feminist economics, community development financial institutions, employee ownership, community land trusts, and challenges such as gentrification and neo-liberalism.