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Title: Laborfest: Labor Unity & White Workingclass
START DATE: Sunday July 15
TIME: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details:
Green Arcade Bookstore -1680 Market Street at Gough, San Francisco. Civic Center BART & Van Ness Muni Metro. All buses and trains going on and under Market and Mission Streets to Gough, Van Ness, 12th Street.
Event Type: Teach-In
Hillbillies, Hicks, Rednecks, Crackers, White Trash,
The Achilles Heel of a Unified Workers’ Movement and Culture in the US
This panel will explore the question nobody is asking: can “white trash” be revolutionary? Through personal stories and political projects, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Hilary Moore will discuss popular representation, hidden organizing legacies, combatting white supremacy, homophobia and sexism, and the poor white potential within the workers’ movement. James Tracy, author of “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times,” will comment and chair.
Hilary Moore was born and raised in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Currently living in Oakland, California, Hilary earns money as a nanny and works as a non-violent direct action trainer with The Ruckus Society. She is a founding member of the Mobilization for Climate Justice West. She also sits on the board and teaches with the Institute for Social Ecology. She recently co-authored “Organizing Cools the Planet: Tools and Reflections to Navigate the Climate Crisis,” out now on PM Press.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, child of landless farmers. Veteran of the Sixties revolution, she has been involved in movements against the Vietnam War and imperialism, union organizing, and Women’s Liberation Movement. Among her published books is the memoir, “Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie.”
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