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The Abolition of White DemocracyHow Do We Uproot the System and Build a Better W
Date Tuesday May 31
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
AK Press 674-A 23rd. St Oakland, CA
b/t MLK and San Pablo - near 19th St. BART and West Grand Exit of 80/980
For more info contact:
AK Press at 510.208.1700, josh@akpress.org or visit http://www.akpress.org
All events at AK Press are wheelchair accessible.
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorAK Press
Tuesday, May 31st – 7 PM

How Do We Uproot the System and Build a Better World?

An Evening of Ideas and Inspiration with contributors to Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the System and Better World


Featuring:

Marina Sitrin, Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez, Patrick Reinsborough, Ramsey Kanaan, Rachel Neumann, Chris Crass, Jennifer Whitney, and David Solnit



MARINA SITRIN is the editor of Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina, an oral account of the recent autonomous social movements in Argentina. Marina lived in Argentina for parts of the last two years, working closely with Argentine activists to create and distribute the book. Marina is a New York City-based activist, writer, popular educator, lawyer and dreamer. She is a cofounder of the People’s Law Collective and currently works with Woomera, a no borders immigrants rights group.



ELIZABETH "BETITA" MARTINEZ is an inspiring and engaging organizer, activist, thinker who has been key to chicana/o, women of color and multiracial stuggles. She was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organizer during the civil rights movement, a pioneer in the women's liberation movement, and has worked as community organizer in New Mexico and California. cofounded and works with the Institute for MultiRacial Justice and is the author of "500 Years of
Chicano History in Pictures," "Viva La Causa" and "De Colores Means All Of Us."



PATRICK REINSBOROUGH is the cofounder of smaetMeme training and Strategy Project, spent four years as the organizing director of the Rainforest Action Network and is a longtime grassroots organizer, campaigner and media strategist who has worked on issues including forest protection, police brutality, peace in Northern Ireland, indigenous rights, and numerous local and global environmental justice struggles.



RAMSEY KANAAN was a working class community organizer in Scotland who helped initiate and organize the successful Poll Tax Rebellion (which was key in toppling Margaret Thatcher), and is the founder and a collective member of AK Press.



RACHEL NEUMANN is an activist who has worked in Palestine with International Solidarity Movement, the Rights & Liberties editor of AlterNet, a writer, a mother and the editor of "Anti-Capitalism: A Field Guide to the Global Justice Movement."



CHRIS CRASS is an organizer with Catalyst Project, a center for political education and movement Building that focuses on anti-racist strategies based in left/radical leadership development, strengthening grassroots fighting organizations and multiracial alliance building.



JENNIFER WHITNEY is a journalist who has covered the popular rebellions in Bolivia and Argentina and is the co-editor of "We Are Everywhere; the Irresistable Rise of Anti-Capitalism." She is musician (with Infernal Noise Brigade for years), activist, firedancer, health care worker, and organizes clinics and street medic teams for direct actions, often with the Black Cross Health Collective in Portland.



DAVID SOLNIT is the editor of "Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World," both an organizing-inspiration manual and an articulation of the new radicalism (http://www.globalizeliberation.org), which went into second printing after the first six months. David is a puppeteer and co-founder of Art and Revolution, and a longtime activist in direct action, global justice, anti-war, environmental justice and community struggles. He is currently organizing with the People Powered Strategy Project, Courage to Resist and the Popular Education Action CollectivE (PEACE).



A benefit to reprint and distribute "Horizontalism: Popular Power in Argentina" to social movements in Argentina and Latin America.



The book, "Horizontalism," was printed in Argentina at a re-occupied worker controlled printshop and has been used widely across Argentina and Latin America for popular education about "horizontalidad," the hopefull new radicalism that has emerged in Argentina and across the globe. It is an oral account by on-the-ground activists and thinkers involved in the ongoing popular rebellion that toppled the goverment, forced the non-payment of their IMF debt and has changed day-to-day life for millions of Argentines. The english version will be published in English in the coming year. Horizontalism in Argentina, an article drawn from the book, can be read at: http://www.leftturn.org/Articles/Viewer.aspx?id=447&type=w

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