At the USSF2010 Mandela Marketplace‘s Quinton Sankofa and James Berk of Mandela Foods Cooperative presented to a workshop hosted by Permaculture.coop called Pathways to Sustainable Self-Governance. Other presenters included Gavin Raders of Planting Justice and Mike Leung of Worker Cooperative Credit Union.
Organised and facilitated by Kirstie Stramler, filmed by Patrick O’Conner for permaculture.coop
Quinton Sankofa explains the history of West Oakland and the context for the Mandela Marketplace.
James Berk and Quinton Sankofa describe West Oakland today and the context for the Mandela Foods Cooperative and Mandela Marketplace.
James Berk and Quinton Sankofa describe CHALLENGES of the Mandela Foods Cooperative and Mandela Marketplace.
Quinton Sankofa explains the Mandela Marketplace alternative for community-led or community controlled development
James Berk and Quinton Sankofa describe SUCCESSES of the Mandela Foods Cooperative and Mandela Marketplace.
Quiton Sankofa describes some of the realities of financing worker cooperatives, Mike Leung of the pre-start Worker Cooperative Credit Union also describes the national situation and the exception Arizmendi Association of Coops