Ed Whitfield speaks at the Jackson Rising Conference about low-income earners working together, job creation, shared funding, and the resources necessary to sustain the co-operative labor movement. His opening remarks touch on the idea that economic strategies must stay rooted within the community. Therefore, surplus can be shared amongst the people who need it most. Whitfield uses the cathedral metaphor for this idea, believing that building a democratic local economy is much like building a great cathedral – stone by stone.
Everyone at the Fund for Democratic Communities joins in remembering Chokwe Lumumba, the Mayor of Jackson Mississippi and longtime activist, civil rights attorney, and visionary leader. Here’s Mayor Lumumba on Democracy Now! in June of last year.