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Rise In Power Sister Charity

"Your Human Dignity shouldn’t be truncated because you’re priced out of the commodification of an essential resource." Charity Hicks on water shut-offs

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that our beloved comrade and sister Charity Hicks has joined the ancestors.

Transforming the Economy from the Ground Up

The Praxis Project is excited to release, “Transforming the Economy from the Ground Up,” a paper on the solidarity economy authored by the Highlander Research and Education Center.

The Jackson Rising: New Economies Conference

The Jackson Rising: New Economies Conference will explore the possibility of making Jackson, Mississippi a center and example of economic democracy by building strong cooperatives and other forms of worker owned enterprises and financial institutions that will create jobs with dignity, stability, living wages, and quality benefits. Check out the conference's site for more information.

 

Roots and Remedies 2014: Registration Now Open

This year, Motor City! “Roots & Remedies 3: Connect. Plot. Build. A National Gathering” is set for July 18-20, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. If you’ve been to a Roots gathering, you know it’s not to be missed. This outside-the-box, interactive convening of committed, big picture thinkers is an action space where we build, plot and connect the dots between issues, movements and each other.

Remembering Chokwe Lumumba

He was known as "America's most revolutionary mayor." Chokwe Lumumba, who died this week at the age of 66, was elected to lead the city of Jackson, Miss. in 2013 with 86 percent of the vote. And in his eight-month tenure, Lumumba earned a reputation for being both practical and visionary, an effective politician who never abandoned his principles of "revolutionary transformation."

Breathe DC Offers Mini- Grant Opportunities for DC Public Housing Residents

Breathe DC is leading the effort for healthy home environments across Washington, DC, by conducting the Healthy Public Housing – Smoke Free Project through a grant from the Department of Health. Because the rates of smoking and chronic disease are highest in low income communities, the organization is inviting interested public housing residents of DC to apply for mini-grants up to $2,500.

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