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Edward Whitfield

Ed Whitfield is a long time social justice activist who came through the late sixties black student movement to do labor, community and anti - war organizing in the South. In 2007, Ed Co-founded The Fund for Democratic Communities (F4DC) whose mission is to strengthen authentic democracy in communities and social justice organizations. Since 2010 the main focus of his work has been on building economic democracy through promoting cooperative economic development. Ed helped develop the Southern Grassroots Economies Project (SGEP) and now chairs the Board of the Southern Reparations Loan Fund as well as sitting on the board of Highlander Research and Education Center, the New Economy Coalition and The Working World.