The Detroit Reads: Jackson Rising Study Group meets on Sundays at 2PM and Mondays at 6PM every other week. The next sessions are on Sunday, March 31st and Monday, April 1st at KAN Books (9405 John R).
Due to an in-depth discussion at our past session about grounding our intentions, community agreements and our re-visitation of the Week 1- Chapter 1 readings, we have decided to push back the reading schedule slightly, so we will be taking up the Week 2- Chapter 2 of Jackson Rising “Toward Economic Democracy, Labor Self-management and Self-determination,” (p. 43-63) by Kali Akuno and Ajamu Nangwaya (p. 172-243 in .epub ebook) and Ethan Miller’s piece on “Solidarity Economics: Strategies for Building New Economies From the Bottom-Up and the Inside-Out”.
Session 2 Readings:
Jackson Rising Chapter 2: Toward Economic Democracy, Labor Self-management and Self-determination (p. 43-63)
“Solidarity Economics: Strategies for Building New Economies From the Bottom-Up and the Inside-Out,” by Ethan Miller
FREE .pdf Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/624f0sau2c7q4gv/Miller_Solidarity%20Economics%20%282005%29.pdf?dl=0
You don’t need to have read or participated in the first session to join this one. The chapters in the Jackson Rising book are fairly independent. We’ll have snacks, tea and bottled beer or wine or you can bring your own treats to share. An updated schedule of the readings for coming weeks is below. Jackson Rising Reading List: (entire syllabus found here – https://bit.ly/2NQGc0x)
We also always pass the hat to collect a small donation to KAN Books (https://kanbooks.wordpress.com) for the in-kind space we have graciously been allowed to use free of charge for this meeting. Books are still available for purchase, simply reply to this email to get your copy today.
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Here’s the line up for the rest of March:
Week 2 – Sunday, March 17 (2 PM) and Monday, March 18 (6 PM):
- 43-63 of Jackson Rising (Chapter 2, “Toward Economic Democracy, Labor Self-management and Self-determination,” by Kali Akuno and Ajamu Nangwaya) (p. 172-243 in .epub ebook) “Solidarity Economics: Strategies for Building New Economies From the Bottom-Up and the Inside-Out,” by Ethan Miller (attached below)
Week 3 – Sunday, March 31 (2 PM) and Monday, April 1 (6 PM):
- 67-85 of Jackson Rising (Chapter 3, “The New Southern Strategy: The Politics of Self-determination in the South,” by Kamau Franklin; and Chapter 4, “The Jackson-Kush Plan: The Struggle for Black Self-determination and Economic Democracy,” by Kali Akuno) (p. 245-305 in .epub ebook)
“Thoughts on Libertarian Municipalism,” by Murray Bookchin (link)
“In the Shell of the Old,” by the Symbiosis Research Collective (link)
Please note: If purchasing a copy of the book would be a hardship for you and you are unable to borrow a copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detroit Reads Study Group is led and supported by:
Harambee Homeschool Cooperative (https://www.facebook.com/HHSCDetroit)
& Detroit Community Wealth Fund (https://www.detroitcommunitywealth.org)