Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, 95.9 FM and WOL Livestream on Thursday, May 11 at 10:30 am EDT for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week, Vernon interviews Julian Hill, an abolitionist and solidarity economy lawyer. Vernon and Julian will discuss takeaways from his work with co-ops, collectives, nonprofits, and small businesses.
Julian is a teacher, lifelong learner, community organizer, artist and attorney who knows that the world we deserve, while both possible and necessary, is not inevitable. An assistant professor at Georgia State University College of Law, he also regularly advises worker cooperatives, collectives, nonprofits and small businesses on matters including governance, contracts, regulatory compliance and corporate law.
Julian also partners with community-based organizations to co-facilitate political education and co-develop policies and campaigns. They have facilitated workshops, both in English and Spanish, on worker cooperatives and the solidarity economy with Law 4 Black Lives, the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives, Democracy at Work Institute, the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives, and the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, among others. Julian has prepared and delivered testimony before both the New York State Assembly and the New York City Council on issues facing worker cooperatives and small businesses in New York.
Julian is licensed to practice law in Georgia, New York and Washington, DC. Further, they are a fellow with the Sustainable Economies Law Center, a member of the Black Lawyers Solidarity Economy Network, and an active member of the Association of American Law Schools.