The Havens Wright Center for Social Justice will present “Ed Whitfield: Dreaming and Building Freedom.”

Whitfield is co-founder and co-managing director of the Fund for Democratic Communities (F4DC) and serves on the board of The Working World (TWW) and the New Economy Coalition (NEC) while chairing the board of Southern Reparations Loan Fund (SRLF), a network of Southern, place-based loan funds that are part of Seed Commons: A Community Wealth Cooperative. Ed spent 9 years as Board Chairman of the Greensboro NC Redevelopment Commission while at the same time working full time in industry as a machinist, electronics technician and then an electronics specialist before becoming involved with the cooperative movement and the world of democratic non-extractive finance.

He will appear at two event in the Madison area including:

-“Making Sure We Make a Difference”
Tuesday, March 26, 5pm, Social Justice Center, 1202 Williamson St.

– “Three Paths for the Academy in the Freedom Struggle”
Wednesday, March 27, 12 noon, 6191 Helen C. White

Both are free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Madison Cooperative Development Coalition (MCDC) and MadWorC.