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Cooperative Economics & Community Cultural Wealth

Cooperative Economics and Community Cultural Wealth imply the benefits and impacts gained from collective human agency--or social and cultural capital. It provides an assets based model for understanding and accounting for the array of knowledge, skills, abilities and contacts possessed and used by BIPOC communities to survive and resist racism and other forms of oppression.

What does cooperative economics and community cultural wealth look like?

Allowing BIPOC members of our community to guide leadership in matters of liberation and justice.

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Youth leadership, Voice, and Community Action

Youth leadership, Voice, and Community Action

Equity Not Charity: Food Studies Alum Leah Kirts on Organizing Community Food Relief

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, Leah joined a mutual aid group in Queens and began organizing mobile food pantries that have since grown to serve 150–200 people weekly. β€œIt’s really simple: anyone who shows up can get food.”

Community Schools Parent Organizing Toolkit

This curriculum includes facilitators agendas and materials for 13 workshops covering key topics on Organizing Skills, Education Policy and Political Education.