An exploration of some of the key systemic barriers that exist for under-represented groups wanting to develop, or currently operating a co-operative, as well as barriers to ownership, membership, employment, accessibility and leadership, followed by a discussion on how we can collectively overcome them through practices and policies that will make our businesses and the co-operative sector more inclusive. (1.5 hours). Guest speakers include Esther Enylou, Executive Director of the Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre, and Juliet Kego Ume-Onyido, Director and Co-Founder of the Black Women’s Professional Worker Co-operative.
Truly honored and thankful to be a part of the 2022 Worlding #Feminist Political Economies Lecture series. What an incredible/phenomenal year this has been! A huge thank you to mentors and heart-centric leaders like Prof. Caroline Hossein of the #UniversityofToronto for inspiring so many of us to reimagine the SolidarityEconomy & #BlackSocialEconomy. A lovely shout out to Prof. Michelle Stack of the #UniversityofBritishColumbia…And other thought leaders in this space such Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard and Dr. Keisha Blain. We stand on your shoulders.👊
And to all the fellow speakers and panelists from across the globe, thank you for sharing your lived experiences, knowledge and wisdoms.” – Juliet Kego Ume-Onyido #WorldingFeminist#SisterhoodSolidarity