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Join Everything Co-op as we continue our recognition of Women’s History Month, with a focus on this year’s theme of “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” Vernon interviews a Women leadership team of economic cooperators, who participated in a worker co-op development program, of the Women Multicultural Resource and Counseling Centre of Durham (WMRCC).
These leaders participated in the Worker Cooperative Development Project. Through the project they were taught how to build cooperatives; sell services directly to end users and eliminate the broker agencies in between. The women who participated in the program are: Janet Cox, Ingrid Bollers, Anjali Jaggan or Usha Puranthan, Yvonne, Codrington, Rose Lukwago, Kyra Anderson, Jennifer Hirlehey and Daymeetra Jaggan, some of whom will share the stories of their journey. Tune in to hear how cooperatives provided healing, and promoted hope for these women.
Our host, Vernon Oakes, is a consummate advocate for cooperatives. He is a Past President of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, and he’s served on several boards and committees to advance the interests of cooperatives. Recently, he served on the Limited Equity Cooperative Task Force, established by Anita Bonds, At-Large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia. Vernon is an MBA graduate of Stanford University, who has used his business acumen to benefit the community, by promoting the added value of the cooperative business model.