NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.129
Timeslot: 
Session 3: Saturday, June 2nd: 2:00 - 3:50pm
Event Organizer: 
Description: 
Since Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential run, a wave of insurgent Black progressives have been running for elected office around the country. But how are the Black and the Bern(ie) linked? How does Bernie Sanders’ vision of economic justice meet with longstanding demands for racial justice? Please join us for this wide-ranging discussion, which will touch on reparations, electoral strategy in the age of Trump, and that secret sauce needed to cook up a lasting coalition.

Participants

Yasmina Price is a Brooklyn-based organizer committed to the development of robust networks of leftists from the African diaspora and abolishing prisons, police and all oppressive structures. Growing up in Niger, France, and Italy, she focuses her work on the global mechanisms of racism,... Read more
Born in Harlem, NY, Kazembe received his B.A. in Philosophy from Hunter College. From 2007 to 2013, he was the Education/Outreach Coordinator at the Brecht Forum. Kazembe recently contributed an essay on “We Be Reading Marx Where We From: Socialism and the Black Freedom Struggle” to the book... Read more
The first #BlackLivesMatter organizer elected to public office in the country, Councilman khalid is leading a generation of young activists from protests to politics. This #Fightfor15 organizer & Bernie Sanders Delegate is part of the inaugural City Council of South Fulton, GA, which is poised... Read more
Maria Hadden is a candidate for 49th Ward Alderwoman in the Chicago City Council. She currently serves as executive director of Our City Our Voice, and is a founding member of the Participatory Budgeting Project and a board member of the Black Youth Project.