The Jackson Rising conference on the Solidarity Economy was held in May 2 to 4, in Mississippi USA. This puts the theme of democratization of the economy as an aspect of fuller emancipation of Afro-Americans and others. The conference was a homage to Chokwe Lumumba, who died early this year shortly after being elected mayor of Jackson. His aspiration was to create an economy that works equitably and the flavour of the conference gives a sense of the inspiration that prompts people to pioneer cooperative solutions for workers and their communities. The report is by Carl Davidson, on the Solidarity Economy Net web site, see Blog roll.
There is also a closely related item on Keys to a Worker Owned Economy on the same site .