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Building Anti-Racist Movements in a Time of Crises
June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
In 2020 the country is confronting the triple crises of the pandemic, recession, and racial oppression, which all intertwine and reinforce each other. Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities are more likely to face poor health care, economic hardship, and state violence. We are also witnessing one of the largest rebellions in living memory, as a growing multiracial movement challenges racial capitalism, around the country and in Washington state.
“Building Anti-Racist Movements in a Time of Crises” will be an online forum in Washington state on Sunday, June 28. The Zoom forum will be an opportunity to engage with some the leading voices in these local movements, connect the dots between the interrelated oppressions and intersectional forms of activism, and get directly involved in anti-racist campaigns for justice and resilience. A 5:00-6:30 pm panel will be followed by 6:30-8:00 pm participatory workshops, especially for people just getting engaged to get more deeply involved.
The 5:00 panel will include:
Shajuanda Tate, Washington Community Action Network (Tacoma), on Black Lives Matter and abolition of prisons and police,
Edd Hampton, Blaq Elephant Party (Seattle), on the on-going BLM movement and the Black Radical Tradition,
Maru Mora Villalpando, La Resistencia (Tacoma), on the immigrant justice movement and the struggle to shutdown the Northwest Detention Center
Renata Rollins, City Council member (Olympia), on economic resistance and funding priorities.
6:30 workshops will focus on:
Movement for Black Lives, and Abolition (Blaq Elephant Party, Washington CAN, Black Leaders for Action and Solidarity Thurston)
Immigrant Justice and Farmworker Strikes (La Resistencia)
Economic Resistance and Funding Priorities (Olympia Assembly)
Far-Right Militias in Washington (Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights)
For updates and information, see Economics for Everyone (E4E) Olympia