Cooperation Jackson / Fannie Lou Hamer Community Land Trust

Cooperation Jackson is a network of worker cooperatives and solidarity economy institutions based in Jackson, Mississippi. The mission of Cooperation Jackson is to build a vibrant and ecologically regenerative solidarity economy in Jackson, Mississippi, and throughout the southern portion of the United States, as a prelude toward the democratic transition towards eco-socialism. Our most key solidarity economy institution is the Fannie Lou Hamer Community Land Trust, which stewards over 45 properties in West Jackson, including four commercial properties like the Balagoon Center, the Community Production Center, and the Ida B. Wells Plaza. The mission of the Fannie Lou Hamer Community Land Trust is to decommodify and decolonize as much land as possible in Jackson, to curtail the forces of gentrification and working class displacement, and to establish as much permanently affordable and sustainable housing and productive capacity, both agriculturally and industrially, in the community as possible.

Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2017, 2022, 2023