Do It Like Durham: Tearing Down Statues & The Role of Militance in the Current Period

Host/Sponsor: 
Workers World Party Los Angeles

Description:

Discussion on the importance of militant, independent actions to counter white supremacy and capitalism
Time: 
FRIDAY November 3rd - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room: 
TE-111

Chair

First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Parker
Affiliation: 
Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice
John Parker is a member of the National Committee of Workers World Party and its presidential candidate in 2004. He works in Los Angeles organizing to build a unified movement against police terror, U.S. war and for worker and immigrant rights and against racism and homophobia. He participated and traveled with former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark in delegations doing eyewitness investigations of U.S. war crimes against the people of Iraq, Syria and Sudan and here in the U.S. against the people of Ferguson, Baltimore and Los Angeles and participated in a solidarity trip to Gaza in Palestine.

Speaker 1

First Name: 
Takiyah
Last Name: 
Thompson
Affiliation: 
CoWorkers World Party
Thompson is a North Carolina Central University student who climbed the Confederate statue in Durham on Aug. 14 to begin the act of taking it down, two days after white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia attacked anti-racist activists. Thompson was subsequently arrested for the action, along with Loan Tran and 12 others, all facing both felony and misdemeanor charges.

Speaker 2

First Name: 
Rebecka
Last Name: 
Jackson-Moeser
Affiliation: 
We Charge Genocide - LA
Rebecka Jackson-Moeser is an interdisciplinary artist and activist based in Los Angeles, California. She is a MFA graduate of California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) where she studied film and theatrical management with a focus in environmentalism and sustainable art practices. Rebecka's work as a producer and filmmaker is concentrated on social justice and underrepresented groups in cinema

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