Presentation Title

Cooperative Economics for Lower Class Communities

Biographical Sketch

My name is Oraene Morgan. I am working to get my Masters of Arts in communications under the discipline of media literacy and digital culture at Sacred Heart University. At St. Lawrence University I earned my Bachelors of Arts in communications and minored in education. The art of communication has been my passion since I was a young boy coming to America. From a young age I came to acknowledge the power of language and have captivated by its influence. Growing up in the city of Bridgeport, CT and watching the influence of the media it was made clear to me how important it is to teach black communities’ autonomy and media literacy.

Type of Presentation

Poster submission

Brief Description of Presentation

My presentation will present enrichment programs, and community engagement activities focused on establishing autonomy and continuity in lower class society. For example, my presentation will detail how lower class communities can establish their own community banking system to facilitate community development. Media literacy is going to be taught to young adults to combat the negative representation of black identity, and to help demonstrate how the media is keeping the lower class isolated from fostering development.

Abstract of Proposal

According to Jessica Nembhard a professor of community justice and social economic development at John Jay College, cooperative economics is an autonomous association of a persons united voluntarily to meet the parties involved; economic, social, and cultural needs. Goals and aspirations are made possible through a jointly owned democracy controlled by the enterprise for the purpose of the parties involved. With the complexity of the new digital environment of the twenty first century I believe it is important to teach young adults coming into society the value of working together and how it helped to bring autonomy to society. Breaking down the history of economics and linking back to its cooperative origins will help develop young adults to be more team oriented making them capable of becoming autonomous members society. In a society that desperately needs moral autonomy, cooperative economics could serve as an instrumental component to fostering equality in capitalist America.

Media literacy is going to be utilize to help young adults comprehend the influence of the media on their cognitive development. By teaching cooperative economics as an enrichment program to lower class communities I can foster cognitive development for the youth, and it would give impoverished community’s foundations to build a better future. I present the idea of a community banking system to help create structure in lower class communities. As well, the banking system would only be for the community serving the purpose of teaching young adults how to save their money and use it wisely. The media teaches selfish consumerist behaviors which is detrimental to fostering community growth. The consumerist society orchestrated by the media teaches young adults to continuously spend money on goods and products. Young adults need to understand cooperative economics so that they build the community in the right fundamentals to establish growth and autonomy. I believe by teaching media literacy and cooperative economics we can establish autonomy and decrease the violence, drugs, and abuse in lower class communities.

Location

Coastal Georgia Center

Start Date

2-25-2017 9:50 AM

End Date

2-25-2017 11:20 AM

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Cooperative Economics for Lower Class Communities

Coastal Georgia Center

According to Jessica Nembhard a professor of community justice and social economic development at John Jay College, cooperative economics is an autonomous association of a persons united voluntarily to meet the parties involved; economic, social, and cultural needs. Goals and aspirations are made possible through a jointly owned democracy controlled by the enterprise for the purpose of the parties involved. With the complexity of the new digital environment of the twenty first century I believe it is important to teach young adults coming into society the value of working together and how it helped to bring autonomy to society. Breaking down the history of economics and linking back to its cooperative origins will help develop young adults to be more team oriented making them capable of becoming autonomous members society. In a society that desperately needs moral autonomy, cooperative economics could serve as an instrumental component to fostering equality in capitalist America.

Media literacy is going to be utilize to help young adults comprehend the influence of the media on their cognitive development. By teaching cooperative economics as an enrichment program to lower class communities I can foster cognitive development for the youth, and it would give impoverished community’s foundations to build a better future. I present the idea of a community banking system to help create structure in lower class communities. As well, the banking system would only be for the community serving the purpose of teaching young adults how to save their money and use it wisely. The media teaches selfish consumerist behaviors which is detrimental to fostering community growth. The consumerist society orchestrated by the media teaches young adults to continuously spend money on goods and products. Young adults need to understand cooperative economics so that they build the community in the right fundamentals to establish growth and autonomy. I believe by teaching media literacy and cooperative economics we can establish autonomy and decrease the violence, drugs, and abuse in lower class communities.