Stacey Sutton, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, will appear on Everything Co-op on Thursday, March 12. A weekly exploration of the impact and potential of the cooperative business model, Everything Co-op aims to generate interest in and support for the cooperative movement.
Hosted by Vernon Oakes and conversational in format, the show is streamed live at worldcnews.com/listen-live every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. EDT. Everything Co-op also airs live in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area on WOL 1450 AM—Radio One’s premiere talk radio station.
Professor Sutton’s research focuses on the solidarity economy, specifically worker-owned cooperatives, community economic democracy, community land trusts, and equitable development strategies. In a recent study, Sutton examines how twelve cities are creating municipal enabling environments for worker-owned cooperatives, as well as potential limits of local state involvement in the cooperative movement.
Professor Sutton has written on racial transition and gentrification, the Black exodus from Chicago, and why Black capitalism will not reduce the racial wealth gap. Her work has been published in top urban journals and policy reports. Sutton holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and in Sociology from Rutgers University, an MBA from New York University, and a BA from Loyola University in Baltimore.
Vernon and Professor Sutton will discuss her study, and findings regarding worker-owned cooperatives and the cooperative movement.