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Black Trust: Ujima’s Chuck Turner Arts & Lecture Series with Jessica Gordon Nembhard and Charlotte Brathwaite

When: October 19, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: 575 Warren st. , Dorchester , MA
Ages allowed: All Ages
Cost: Free
Black Trust: Ujima’s Chuck Turner Arts & Lecture Series with Jessica Gordon Nembhard and Charlotte Brathwaite

Join us for Boston Ujima Project’s fourth event in our #BlackTrust Chuck Turner Arts & Lecture Series!

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The event is free and open to the community. Light food provided. Please email with any childcare needs.

We are thrilled to welcome Jessica Gordon Nembhard, acclaimed author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice, and award-winning Stage Director Charlotte Brathwaite.

Director Charlotte Brathwaite will open the talk with a showing of her original film, Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See The Stars.

Jessica Gordon Nembhard will share with us about her work researching and bringing light to a heavily erased yet vitally important history: the deep roots of Cooperative Economics in Black Liberation struggles, from slavery until today.

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Jessica Gordon Nembhard is a Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College, of the City University of New York (CUNY) in New York City, USA, where she is also Director of the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. She is an affiliate scholar at the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, where she is co-investigator for the “Measuring the Impact of Credit Unions,” Community and University Research Partnerships (CURA) project; and an affiliate scholar with the Economics Department’s Center on Race and Wealth at Howard University.

Dr. Gordon Nembhard is a political economist specializing in community economics, Black Political Economy and popular economic literacy. Her research and publications explore problematics and alternative solutions in cooperative economic development and worker ownership, community economic development, wealth inequality and community-based asset building, and community-based approaches to justice. She has recently completed a book on Black cooperatives: Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice (2014 The Pennsylvania State University Press). Collective Courage was a finalist for the University of Memphis Benjamin L. Hicks National Book Award for 2014.

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Director Charlotte Brathwaite (Canada/Barbados/UK) is known for her unique approach to staging classical and unconventional texts, dance, visual art, multi-media, site-specific installation, video, film, performance art, plays and music events. Her work has been seen in the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia and ranges in subject matter from the historical past to the distant future illuminating issues of race, sex, power and the complexities of the human condition.

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