Welcome Peer Educators

We are excited to announce three new peer educators! Read more about them below (and if you are interested in becoming a Peer Educator contact us at organize@gocoopnyc.org):



Deneen Reynolds-Knott is a playwright/workshop facilitator living in Brooklyn, New York. She is a volunteer Brooklyn Urban Gardener (BUG) with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, supporting community gardens around the borough. Currently, she is organizing a group of Teaching Theatre Artists to explore forming a workers-cooperative.




Jess Turner is a Black herbalist, urban farmer and educator helping marginalized communities build autonomy through land-based healing practices. She and comrades are in the planning stages of a worker-owned medicinal herb farm called Stellaria Farm Coop.


Emilie Miyauchi s a facilitator, educator, and organizer with over ten years of experience building community-controlled food systems and cultivating grassroots leadership with organizations in Baltimore, the Hudson Valley, and NYC. She comes to her work with particular focus on anti-racist and de-colonized institutional and personal relationships. A lover of both history and sci-fi, she believes we must be awake to our histories and free in our imagination of the future to bring about a democratic society that honors all humans and the non-human world. As part of the CEANYC community, she is excited to build capacity and cross sector collaboration in the leaderful space of the solidarity economy.




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