NLG Co-Sponsors Professor Jessica Gordon Nembhard on African-American cooperative economic development

Sunday, August 17, 3-6PM
UAW Vote Center
15140 Livernois (two blocks south of the Lodge Freeway).

Prof. Nembhard was a key presenter at Jackson Rising; the recent economic development conference in Jackson, MS, which was initiated by Detroit native and black liberation activist, Hon. Chokwe Lumumba. Prof. Nembhard will be speaking in Detroit on Sunday, August 17, 3-6PM at the UAW Vote Center on 15140 Livernois (two blocks south of the Lodge Freeway). She is coming to Detroit to speak to the Detroit Black Food Security Network. on August 16, and has agreed to speak to a broader audience the following day, August 17. The Center for Community Based Enterprise (C2BE), the NLG, and numerous other groups are co-sponsoring her presentation on August 17. Please mark your calendars for this important presentation.

Professor Nembhard, Ph.D. is a political economist and an Associate Professor and the Social Economic Development Director, McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. She is also a Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan (Canada) Affiliate, and the Center on Race and Wealth, Department of Economics, Howard University, and Past President, of the National Economic Association. She is the author of: Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice. The book will be for sale at the presentation, August 17.

For more information about her and her book, see

We hope to see many NLG members at this exciting presentation. Please feel free to post this announcement to all your lists.

Below: Jessica Gordon Nembhard speaks about her recent book Collective Courage: A history of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice