Can the Green Party be a Multi-Racial Working Class Political Party?

Host/Sponsor: 
Green Party

Description:

The converging ecological, political and economic crises are creating material conditions ripe for revolutionary change-- in the streets and at the ballot box. Can the Green Party serve as the electoral arm of the growing resistance?
Time: 
SATURDAY November 4th - 09:00am - 10:15am
Room: 
Main Stage

Chair

First Name: 
David
Last Name: 
Cobb
Affiliation: 
Green Party, Liberty Tree, US Social Forum, Green Party
David Cobb was the Green Party nominee for President in 2004, managed the Stein/Baraka 2016 campaign, and serves as the Coordinator of the GPCA Candidates & Campaigns Working Group. He is a co-Founder of Move To Amend and and Fellow with Liberty Tree: The Foundation for the Democratic Revolution.

Speaker 1

First Name: 
Angelica
Last Name: 
Duenas
Affiliation: 
Green Party
Angelica is the daughter of Mexican immigrant parents who served as a delegate for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention during his legendary 2016 Presidential run. It was during this experience that Duenas became painfully aware of the limitations of the two-party political system in American politics,. This compelled her to officially join the Green Party, and she served as Southern California Campaign Coordinator for the Jill Stein 2016 Presidential Campaign. She is an active Council Member at the Green Party of Los Angeles County and is currently running for Congress in California District 29 (north central San Fernando Valley).

Speaker 2

First Name: 
Timeka
Last Name: 
Drew
Affiliation: 
Liberty Tree, Green Party
Timeka Drew is National Director of the Liberty Tree Foundation, a position she has served in since February of 2016. Previously she served as lead organizer of the Global Climate Convergence. Timeka came to the Liberty Tree community via her work with the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) and local democracy, food sovereignty, and antiracist organizing in Los Angeles and her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Speaker 3

First Name: 
Melezia (Mel)
Last Name: 
Figueroa
Affiliation: 
Campus Anti-Fascist Network, Green Party
Melezia (Mel) Figueroa is a Sociologist, Geographer and Researcher currently completing her PhD at UC-Berkeley. She serves on the Steering Committee of the Campus Anti-Fascist Network, and has been on the front lines organizing resistance to fascism during the "Battle of Berkeley." She served as the Press Director for the Stein/Baraka 2016 Presidential Campaign, and is currently facilitating "Movement School for Revolutionaries" with David Cobb across the country.

Speaker 4

Speaker 5

Left Forum and LA Progressive
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