Cathy and I were recently shopping at Mandela Foods, a local worker owned grocery co-op in Oakland (and a subject of our next episode), when we met Noni Session, a local politician running for City Council, and who happened to have worker owned co-ops on her platform. Noni Session is an anthropologist, activist and organizer. She breaks the issues down with such clear goals and solutions in mind that you can’t help but listen to the episode and leave it feeling like change is actually happening.
One thing we didn’t get to chat about with Noni is the importance of immigrant and formerly incarcerated populations to the political process. This is one reason we love cooperative ownership so much as a economic solution for everyone and especially the most impacted. But, we hope to get another opportunity to talk more about these issues with Noni once she’s elected.
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“Sweet Drank” by Tori Roze and the Hot Mess