Internal Safe Space for Marginalized Peoples
There is a certain belief that we all share, a belief in the transformative power of cooperatives, and this unites us in the Federation, and the larger cooperative movement. At the same time, our movement does exist in the midst of an oppressive society, and we must do the work of educating ourselves on, and confronting how we mirror that oppression in our own ranks. Worker-owners come to the movement from different perspectives, unique experiences, and a wide range of motivations. This member council will focus on giving space and voice to those who arrive in the Federation for freedom; freedom from poverty, freedom from racial death, from marginalization, from second-class status. Our aim is to deepen the Federation’s level of understanding of these experiences, and deepen our roots in every community we encounter, and to allow those communities to be truly seen, appreciated, and understood.