March 28, 6-8pm ET

The Contribution of Black Women in the Present Co-operative Movement

Network for Developing Conscious Communities

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Join an enlightening webinar on the current state of the Black women’s cooperative movement. Hear from Black women cooperators and explore the thinking on why they are engaged in building and promoting cooperatives that address issues such as wealth inequality, community engagement, and systemic racial discrimination.


Cynthia Pinchback-Hines is racial justice educator and co-op developer for Co-op Cincy, where she serves on the Board and leads Power in Numbers: Black Co-op U, designed to help Black-led businesses work through the process of launching a cooperative.Cynthia holds a PhD. in Educational Leadership for Higher Education. Her professional experience spans 4 decades in educational and corporate settings, where she has led major transformative organizational efforts. A native of Danville, Virginia, Cynthia believes she has been called to serve, whether as community activist, community organizer, or educator. The Cincinnati Enquirer named her one of the ten most influential educators in Greater Cincinnati and presented her with a Diversity Leadership Award for her achievements at Cognis Corporation.


Aleta Toure is a homeschooling mother, liberation strategist and worker-owned cooperative member with Parable of the Sower Intentional Community Cooperative.Her political strategic movement building organization that she founded called the New Jim Crow Movement. She has worked on six Public Broadcast System (PBS) Blackside Documentary Films including the Emmy award winning, “Eyes On The Prize Documentary Film”. She strives to unite the present black liberation movements (BLM) of Black Lives Matter with the Black Liberation Movement as well as, women circles by focusing on collective strategic community solutions and the People’s Movement Assembly (PMA’s) democratic processes fighting patriarchy, and other isms.

Rachel Johnson, Co-Founder of Helping Others Make Everything Right (H.O.M.E.R.), nonprofit organization in Florida that is dedicated to getting the resources to the People. H.O.M.E.R. was started in 2013 but the community service and engagement work dates back to when she was a teen growing up in a HUD Subsidized Project-based Section 8 apartment community ,and later becoming a section 8 voucher recipient simply seeking self-sufficiency and success in the midst of struggles with one of her three children having a rare disease.She has won local and national awards for her contribution to helping residents and communities receive millions of dollars in rehabilitation funding. Her main focus is as an Organizer and Housing Advocate trained and formerly certified HUD Housing Counselor, an achievement she is seeking to hold again soon. She recently visited the Whitehouse to discuss tenant protection policies.She is also working on a Saving our Homes and Taking Back our Homes tour.

Tamah Yisrael is a Cooperation New Orleans Project Officer, TMH Financial Services LLC’s Chief Solutions Officer, and Resolve Financial Cooperative’s Member Owner, which provides business development, bookkeeping, and management services to cooperatives, small businesses, nonprofits, and social impact enterprises. She’s a Cooperation New Orleans’ Black Co-op Academy facilitator on Cooperative Economic practices to meet the people’s needs. She advocates for culture, social justice, and strategies to develop cooperatives. Metro Birmingham NAACP’s Salute to Outstanding African Americans




Co-operatives, Racialized Communities, Women