Formerly known as CoFED’s Summer Co-op Academy (SCA), the Build, Unlearn, Decolonize (BUD) learning series is a 5-week virtual education intensive designed with love for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian and Pacific Islander youth who are working in co-ops and collectives to grow community health and wealth through food and land.
Cooperative economics have always been vital to our collective survival, especially for Black and Brown folks on this continent and around the world. COVID-19 and nation-wide fed-uprisings illustrate the need for your work to thrive. As folks who are building co-ops and collectives to transform the food we eat, how we grow it, how we share it & how we give it back to the earth - you deserve to be supported with resources and processes that feel both relevant and liberating. At BUD, you'll learn more about the cooperative hxstory, politics, economics and practices necessary to create community-led solutions that address issues of food and land sovereignty, sustainability, and collective liberation. We are committed to practicing a community of care that is trauma-informed, centers healing, and inclusive of diverse needs. We'll hold space, build power, and reconnect to the earth (even virtually) and our ancestors.