Imhotep Adisa, ED of the Kheprw Institute, discusses the “Building Wealth through Cooperation” Conference on Everything Co-op


Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, 95.9 FM and WOL Live StreamOctober 27, 10:30 am EDT, for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week Vernon interviews Imhotep Adisa, Executive Director of the Kheprw Institute (KI). Vernon and Imhotep will discuss the “Building Wealth through Cooperation” conference, which is being presented by: Indiana Cooperative Development CenterKheprw InstituteThe Indianapolis RecorderP30 and Midtown Indy, October 28 -29, 2022, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Imhotep Adisa is a co-founder of the Kheprw Institute, a non-profit intergenerational leadership development organization. Since 2003, KI has used the platform of the social enterprise to address community challenges, build community wealth and develop youth leadership. Drawing on a lifetime of experience as an entrepreneur and servant leader, Imhotep has helped to successfully launch a multitude of social enterprises with little to no monetary capital. He instead focuses on the power of social capital and believes relationships and people are the most valuable resource in any community. Current Community Wealth Building initiatives include Alkhemy (Accelerator/Incubator), Kheprw Integrated FundDemocratizing Our Data.

The “Building Wealth through Cooperation” conference will feature several luminaries in the cooperative community, including: Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Ph.D., Professor at John Jay Collegea, and political economist specializing in solidarity economy, community economics, black political economy, and popular economic literacy; Amaha Sellassie, director of the Center for Applied Social Issues, president of the Gem City Market Board, and an assistant professor of Sociology at Sinclair Community College; Jamila Medley, organizational development specialists, who leverages her skills to move organizations towards transformational change, and Vernon Oakes, host of Everything Co-op, and General Partner in Everything. Co-op Communications, LLC, a media company that promotes cooperative business models by providing education and resources, specifically for under resourced Americans and their communities.

This conference is dedicated to sharing successful strategies for rebuilding the economy in a way that benefits the 99%. You can become part of the growing movement of individuals and grassroots organizations that are collaborating on community-based solutions in areas of housing, food, workplace, and finance by attending. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. The conference is a hybrid event with in-person and virtual options for Friday, Oct 28 and Oct 29 (morning sessions).

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