In late 2020 and early 2021, MadWorC held its first Book Club to read Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice, by Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard.
In the fall of 2021, we'll be starting our 2nd Book Club, this time to read Freedom Farmers by Dr. Monica White.
We will meet every other week via Zoom, reading about two chapters per meeting. Anyone interested in worker cooperatives is invited to join us.
Our dates and chapters will be:
9/28 - Intro & Chapter 1
10/12 - Chapters 2 & 3
10/25 - Chapters 4 & 5 & Conclusion
You can sign up here. Please sign up by September 10th.
To order the book:
We recommend supporting your local bookstores to purchase the book. In Madison, this includes A Room of One's Own and Kismet Books.
You can also visit BookShop.org for a list of Black-owned bookstores in the US.
If you are interested in discounted copies of the book, you can visit the official UNC Press website, https://uncpress.org/book/9781469643700/freedom-farmers/. There is a discount code, 01DAH40, which is a 40% discount and drops the price of the book to $11.97. Shipping and tax brings the total to $18.96. You will have to make an account in order to purchase and will need to add your credit card separately to your account before you can finish the purchase.