Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:30
Jessica Gordon Nembhard
ONE DC Board Chair/President
Leadership Team – Administration and Organizational Management Committee Co-Chair
Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Ph.D., is a political economist specializing in economic development policy, Black political economy, and popular economic literacy. Her research focuses on democratic community economics, cooperative businesses, worker ownership, and racial wealth inequality. She has taught in the African American Studies Department at the University of Maryland, and the Economics Department at Howard University.
Though a resident of Washington, DC, Gordon Nembhard currently teaches at John Jay College, City University of New York. She is a member of the board of directors of ONE DC and a co-founder of the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network; the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy; and the Democracy Collaborative.
In addition, she is a charter member of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives; and a member of: Grassroots Economic Organizing (GEO) Newsletter editorial collective, the Association of Cooperative Educators, The Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, the Canadian Association for the Study of Co-operatives, and the National Economic Association. She was appointed to the Black Enterprise Board of Economists in October 1999.
Jessica has been an active member of ONE DC’s Right to Land and Housing campaigns, and the precursor Equitable Development for Shaw campaign with Manna CDC (ONE DC’s former name). She was one of the team that negotiated ONE DC’s Community Benefits Agreement with Broadcast One Partners for Parcels 33 and 42.