This week on Everything Co-op: Amaha Sellassie discusses Gem City Market and its Contribution to Building a More Just and Equitable Society


Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, 95.9 FM, and WOL Livestream June 27, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Eastern, for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week, Vernon will host an interview with Amaha Sellassie, the board president of Gem City Market. Amaha will discuss the development of Gem City Market and its contribution to fostering a more just and equitable society.

Amaha Sellassie is a peace builder, social healer, freedom fighter, network weaver, and lover of humanity. Amaha is a practitioner-scholar dedicated to building bridges of trust, healing historical wounds, and harnessing the unique gifts and talents of every human being as we progress toward a just and equitable society.

A dedicated community organizer, Amaha champions the causes of marginalized groups, striving to amplify their voices in public policy. As a co-founder of the Gem City Market, Amaha has been instrumental in a community-led initiative to address food apartheid by enhancing access to fresh produce in West Dayton. Additionally, Amaha serves as the Director of the Center for Applied Social Issues and is a Sociology professor at Sinclair Community College.

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