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shakara tyler, phd received a fellowship from Food First, a national food sovereignty organization to develop a Black (agrarian) cooperative curriculum to serve as a resource for grassroots movements building toward Black cooperative futures. Angela Davis says, knowledge is built through struggle, and the abundance of knowledge that Black cooperators have gleaned through dreams, experiences, intentions, and affirmations are important to highlight. The curriculum development committee, composed of Black cooperative Detroiters, in various respects, have led the development of this curriculum by writing lessons, sharing art, recording educational videos, planning community-based events and attending meetings to drive the vision and implementation of the product made available on this website. 

This is a living curriculum and will be updated periodically. If you have feedback on the content or something else, please submit your inquiry HERE. shakara will follow up with you, accordingly. Thank you for supporting this platform for Black cooperative development.

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