Imani Fox (she/her) is a queer native Washingtonian with deep-rooted love for her Southeast DC community. She has been involved in the DC food justice space for over 2 years, urban farming to build access to healthy organic foods for Ward 7 and 8 residents. Working in the food justice and mutual aid space served as an entry point into her cooperative development education, opening her up to new possibilities for workers and what a self-determining food economy could look like. Imani is passionate about disseminating political education as it relates to racial capitalism, cooperative economics, and Black co-op history in an accessible and engaging manner, so others can see themselves in the fight for Black liberation. Imani believes that everyone has a right to dignified work and or livable wages regardless of ability to take care of their families and themselves. Imani is excited to help build Black community autonomy through transformative cooperative development and education. Fox is an MPH in Health Equity student at the University of Maryland. She spends much of her free time cooking, resting, and debunking arguments for Black capitalism.