Mission Statement

This is my first time in contact with a city dealing with this extent of poverty and neglect in the United States. I am humbled that Cooperation Jackson (CJ) has allowed me to come into their space, and to let me witness and learn from their activism in Jackson, Mississippi. I hope I can honor this gift by being present, helpful, and open throughout my stay. My research will be focused on finding out how CJ has come to be involved in climate justice, understanding what farming and green spaces mean to the people involved personally, and in the context of providing a service to their community, and finally, investigating the different stakeholders who have invested in CJ, and why. I’m interested to see the ways in which the research and experience I had with an affluent CLT intersects and diverges from the work I am doing in Jackson.