Getting ahead by getting together Panel discussion tackles social justice, diversity and economics


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A little innovation and a lot of cooperation. That’s how many struggling communities create their own “cooperative economies.”

    A March 6 program at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law will draw from national and local examples in an examination of the history and future of such economies.

    The free, public discussion, “Collective Courage: Diversity, Cooperative Economics, and the Law” runs noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 275 at the law school. Panelists are:

    Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of “Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice” (2014) and professor of community justice and social economic development at John Jay College of the City University of New York

    Sadiqa Reynolds, president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League and a longtime advocate for justice and equality

    Ariana Levinson, law professor, Brandeis School of Law and expert in labor and employment law

    While the event is free, attendees must register online and receive a ticket. For event details contact Tracie Cole at 502-852-1230 or

    For more about the panel discussion, contact Levinson at 502-852-0794 or

    The event is sponsored by the law school in partnership with the Louisville Free Public Library and other university and community organizations.

    Nembhard will also speak at the LFPL Main Branch at 2 p.m. on March 5.


    Cindy Hess
    Cindy Hess has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and investor relations, including more than a decade at UofL. She is "sort of" retired but happy to come back to the Office of Communications and Marketing to help with special projects and assignments.