Kali Akuno

Kali Akuno is a cofounder and Executive Director of Cooperation Jackson. He was the director of special projects and external funding in the mayoral administration of the late Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, MS. His focus in this role was supporting cooperative development, the introduction of eco-friendly and carbon reduction methods of operation, and the promotion of human rights and international relations for the city. Akuno has also served as the codirector of the U.S. Human Rights Network, and the executive director of the Peoples’ Hurricane Relief Fund (PHRF) based in New Orleans, after Hurricane Katrina. He was a cofounder of the School of Social Justice and Community Development (SSJCD), a public school serving the academic needs of low-income African American and Latino communities in Oakland.

Jackson Rising Redux: Lessons on Building the Future in the Present

SKU: 9781629639284
Editors: Kali Akuno & Matt Meyer • Foreword: Richard D. Wolff
Series: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629639284 / 9781629638645
Published: 04/11/23
Format: Paperback & Hardcover
Size: 6×9
Pages: 584
Subjects: Political Economy/Sustainable Development


“Jackson is one of the epicenters of resistance for all of us to emulate; this book lays the scene.”
—Chris Hedges, journalist, Presbyterian minister, and Princeton University lecturer; author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

Jackson Rising is the rarest of things: a real strategic plan. You will not find a simple wish list that glosses over the hard questions of resources, or some disembodied manifesto imploring the workers forward, but a work in progress building the capacity of people to exercise power.”
—Richard Moser, author of The World the Sixties Made

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