Event Type: 
Event Year: 
2018
Location: 
NYC
Room: 
1.91
Timeslot: 
Session 3: Saturday, June 2nd: 2:00 - 3:50pm
Which sub-forum?: 
CREATIVITY FORUM
Host/Sponsor(s): 
Abstract: 
Sankara, Cabral, Mao, Castro, Kamahthi, Nkrumah, Baraka.... all knew the significance cultural revolution. Internationally acclaimed conscious activist from the Hip Hop Community will lead a panel to discuss how we can build a comprehensive Hip Hop development program that leads to heightened geopolitical awareness, elevated consciousness, awareness, self actualization resulting in a stronger Left movement for self-determination among oppressed youth of the global community. The panel will select lyrics from Hip Hop Songs written by artist on the panel as well as other conscious Hip Hop Artists and break them down into how they lay a blue print for a Left Movement for all the above.
Full Name of Speaker: 
Affiliation(s): 
All Revolutionary Qs
Biography: 
Born in Cleveland, Ohio to Bessie Gwendolyn Jefferson and Louis Jefferson Sr. Bessie Gwendolyn Jefferson was born and raised in Selma, Alabama where she survived the border of “Bloody Lowndes County” and moved to Cleveland, Ohio after high school where she married Louis Jefferson Sr. Louis Jefferson Sr. was a surviving veteran of Korean War that made a living for his family by working at the Post Office. Both parents utilized their life experiences to shape their geopolitical positions in life in shaping the lives of their 3 children. Both parents were loving and giving to family and community. They instilled African pride; the significance of African unity; civic duty; anti-racism and anti-imperialism. They both provided a life rich in spirituality, education, arts, culture, athletics, trades, horticulture and lots of fun. Louis is part of an emerging organization called All Revolutionary Ques. It's geared toward working to improve the global condition of Black and oppressed people by not only challenging the established power structure but also challenging our own organizations that capitulate to the established power structure. He feels that our own organizations can be utilized more efficiently to uplift the oppressed if they make a conscious effort to utilize their resources to fund and support systematic programs for self-determination rather than waste it on greed, corruption and status quo. All Revolutionary Ques will continue to encourage Omega Psi Phi do just that. All Revolutionary Ques is a committed and loving Revolutionary element of the class struggle within Omega. It seeks to bridge the gaps within the class struggle to make Omega whole and fully committed to utilizing its talents and resources as a movement to uplift downtrodden humanity through transformation of oppressive and inequitable systems
Full Name of Speaker: 
Affiliation(s): 
LowKey
Biography: 
Lowkey is an elevated conscious artivist and Global citizen seeking peace through human development and opposes all forms of imperialism, zionism and colonialism. Through his artistry and activistim he wages a cultural revolution to educate and inspire the oppressed people to organize and rise up for self-determination. In addition to being an internationally acclaimed Hip Hop recording artist he has traveled to Palestinian refugee camps around the West Bank area to perform fundraising shows to help rebuild the Gaza Strip. He returned to Palestine in 2009 with M-1 of Dead Prez to carry out a humanitarian aid mission and bring medical aid to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. This led to a collaboration between the two on his CD titled, "Soundtrack to the Struggle". Another incredible point of note is that, our own noble revolutionary ancestor President Hugo Chavez invited LowKey and his band to visit Caracas during the first summit of CELAC. It was there that realized that Venezuela was far closer to democracy than what he experienced neo-liberal England. Lowkey has been a prominent member of the Stop The War Coalition and has spoken against the invasion of Iraq. Furthermore, he has been a sharp critic of United States and British foreign policy, because the two powers are only interested in supporting leaders who are under their influence or are willing to assist them. Lowkey witnessed the Grenfell Tower fire disaster on 14 June 2017 which resulted in the death of more than 80 people. He criticised the British government, Queen Elizabeth II, corporations and the mainstream media in the wake of the disaster and exposed that the tragic event was a result of the injustice and criminality at the heart of Britain’s current political system. He subsequently made a tribute song titled, "Ghosts of Grenfell" in honor of the victims. He was later hailed in Parliament as "poet laureate" for Grenfell Tower by MP Emma Dent Coad, comparing him and others to Ben Jonson and Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Full Name of Speaker: 
Affiliation(s): 
Rebel Diaz
Biography: 
Rebel Diaz is a political hip hop duo out of the Bronx, NY and Chicago, IL consisting of the Chilean brothers Rodrigo Venegas (known as RodStarz) and Gonzalo Venegas (known as G1). In the tradition of “Nueva Canción Chilena”Rebel Diaz uses their music and unyielding social and political activism as an organizing tool and to spread knowledge about injustice. Hip hop website AllHipHop.com named Rebel Diaz one of the top fifty emerging/underground hip hop artists of 2013.
Full Name of Speaker: 
Affiliation(s): 
Rebel Diaz
Biography: 
Rebel Diaz is a political hip hop duo out of the Bronx, NY and Chicago, IL consisting of the Chilean brothers Rodrigo Venegas (known as RodStarz) and Gonzalo Venegas (known as G1). In the tradition of “Nueva Canción Chilena”Rebel Diaz uses their music and unyielding social and political activism as an organizing tool and to spread knowledge about injustice. Hip hop website AllHipHop.com named Rebel Diaz one of the top fifty emerging/underground hip hop artists of 2013.
Full Name of Speaker: 
Affiliation(s): 
Poor Righteous Teachers
Biography: 
Wise Intelligent is one of the greatest emcees to ever bless the mic. He was the lead Emcee of the world acclaimed revolutionary hip-hop group Poor Righteous Teachers and he has continued to frame a clear geopolitical narrative for African liberation through his lyrical genius. Wise Intelligent is a living example of purposefully utilizing his creativity to build self-determination for the oppressed through cooperative economics and collective work and responsibility. He is able to achieve this through the company, Intelligent Muzik, which has been instrumental in establishing schools as well as youth and community programs in his Trenton hometown.

POLITICS FORUM

Host: Green Party of New York State
Room:
Host: New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Room: L.76
Host: Left Forum
Room: L2.85
Host: The Movement for a People's Party
Room: L2.84
Room: 1.113
Featured Speakers:
Host: Revolutionary Workers Group
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.67
Host: Justice Strategies
Room: 1.75
Host: New York Doctors coalition
Room: 1.77
Host: Monthly Review
Room: L2.81
Room: L.76
Host: Black Agenda Report
Room: L2.85
Room: 1.121
Host: Solidarity
Room: 1.125
Host: Socialist Action
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.65
Host: World Beyond War
Room: 1.67
Room: 1.73
Room: 1.76
Room: 1.77
Room: 1.108
Host: Social Democrats USA
Room: L2.81
Room: L2.85
Room: 1.113
Featured Speakers:
Host: Defending Rights & Dissent
Room: 1.125
Featured Speakers:
Host: Black Institute
Room: 1.127
Host: The North Star
Room: 1.65
Host: Green Party of New York State
Room: 1.66
Host: Tax Wall Street Party
Room: 1.67
Host: In These Times
Room: 1.71
Host: Organizing Upgrade
Room: 1.75
Host: Class Struggle Education Workers
Room: 1.77
Host: Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) - NY Metro chapter
Room: L2.81
Room: Black Box Theater
Featured Speakers:
Host: Jacobin magazine
Room: L.76
Host: Solidarity
Room: L2.84
Host: Verso Books
Room: 1.66
Host: Critical Sociology
Room: 1.67
Room: 1.69
Host: Zero Books
Room: 1.71
Room: 1.73
Host: Social Democrats USA
Room: 1.75
Host: National Human Rights Cities Alliance | US Human Rights Network
Room: 1.76
Host: Marxist-Humanist Initiative
Room: 1.77
Host: Fearless Cities NYC
Room: 1.91
Host: Left Voice
Room: L2.81
Host: Socialist Register
Room: L2.84
Host: Center for Election Science
Room: 1.114
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.65
Host: Chicago ALBA Solidarity
Room: 1.67
Host: Green Party of New York State
Room: 1.69
Room: 1.71
Host: Jewish Currents
Room: 1.75
Featured Speakers:
Host: Socialist Action
Room: 1.76
Host: Science for the People
Room: 1.77
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.91
Host: One People's Project
Room: 1.92
Host: Great Transition Collective
Room: L.76
Room: L2.84
Host: Democracy at work
Room: L2.85
Host: Platypus Affiliated Society
Room: 1.129
Host: New Politics
Room: 1.65
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.69
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.71
Host: Struggle Newspaper
Room: 1.73
Host: Columbia University Teachers College
Room: 1.75
Room: 1.76
Host: Socialist Register
Room: L2.84
Room: 1.114
Host: Marxist-Humanist Initiative
Room: 1.129
Room: 1.65
Room: 1.67
Host: Internationalist Group and Class Struggle Education League
Room: 1.69
Host: Green Party of New York State
Room: 1.71
Host: Malcolm X Center for Self Determination
Room: 1.73
Host: Show Up America
Room: 1.76
Host: Socialism and Democracy
Room: 1.77
Host: Social Democrats, USA
Room: 1.81
Room: 1.92

CREATIVITY FORUM

Room: Black Box Theater
Room: Black Box Theater
Room: 1.93
Room: 1.99
Host: Zero Books
Room: 1.100
Host: WBAI Rising
Room: 1.90
Host: All Revolutionary Qs
Room: 1.91
Host: May First/People Link
Room: 1.92
Room: 1.93
Host: TIKKUN Magazine
Room: 1.99
Host: Georgetown University
Room: 1.100
Host: Black Media Matters
Room: L2.85
Room: 1.90
Host: May First/People Link
Room: 1.92
Host: Society of the Third Millennium (S3K)
Room: 1.99
Room: 1.100
Host: Radical Poets Collective
Room: 1.101
Host: Marxist Education Project
Room: 1.99
Room: 1.100
Host: Hudson Valley Sally
Room: Black Box Theater
Room: 1.113
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.100
Room: L.76
Host: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Room: 1.91
Host: Consortium for Independent Journalism, consortiumnews.com
Room: 1.99
Host: Left Forum
Room: 1.100

THEORY AND HISTORY FORUM

Host: Left Forum
Room: L.63
Host: LeftOut
Room: 1.124
Host: The Free Economic Society of Russia
Room: 1.129
Host: Zeitgeist NYC
Room: 1.73
Room: 1.124
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: 1.129
Host: New Politics
Room: 1.66
Room: 1.124
Host: Gabriel Peri Foundation
Room: 1.63
Host: Institute for the Radical Imagination
Room: 1.129
Host: Bottom Up Radio Show
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.124
Room: 1.129
Host: Struggle Newspaper
Room: 1.66
Host: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Room: 1.124
Host: Institute for the Radical Imagination
Room: 1.63
Host: Platypus Affiliated Society
Room: 1.66
Room: L2.81
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: Black Box Theater
Featured Speakers:
Host: The Institute for Critical Study of Society
Room: 1.124

ECONOMY FORUM

Host: Zone Books
Room: L2.81
Room: 1.114
Room: 1.115
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Host: CUNY Struggle
Room: 1.71
Host: Democracy at work
Room: L2.84
Host: League for the Revolutionary Party
Room: 1.114
Host: Union for Radical Political Economics
Room: 1.115
Host: Fashion Reverie Publications, LLC
Room: 1.119
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Room: 1.127
Host: Powerline Films
Room: 1.92
Host: Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends, UMKC
Room: L.76
Host: Democracy at work
Room: L2.84
Host: Critical Sociology
Room: 1.114
Host: Zero Books
Room: 1.115
Host: The Workers' Economy, North American, Central American & Caribbean Region
Room: 1.117
Host: Solidarity
Room: 1.119
Host: Georgist Economic Taskforce
Room: 1.121
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Host: Fed Group of Upper West Side
Room: 1.114
Host: Tax Wall Street Party
Room: 1.117
Host: Georgist Economic Taskforce
Room: 1.121
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Host: Science & Society
Room: 1.124
Host: Rise Up Filming, llc
Room: 1.127
Host: The Democracy Collaborative
Room: L2.85
Host: Coalition for Social Justice
Room: 1.115
Host: Tech Workers Coalition
Room: 1.119
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Room: L2.85
Host: International Marxist-Humanist Organization
Room: 1.115
Host: Tech Workers Coalition
Room: 1.119
Host: Georgist Economic Taskforce
Room: 1.123

INTERNATIONAL FORUM

Host: Black Alliance for Peace (BAP)
Room: L.76
Host: Jewish Voice for Peace, Westchester
Room: 1.101
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: 1.103
Room: 1.105
Host: Party of the European Left
Room: 1.103
Room: 1.105
Host: New York State Nurses Association
Room: 1.107
Room: 1.69
Room: 1.101
Host: CovertAction Magazine
Room: 1.103
Room: 1.105
Room: 1.107
Host: Haiti Liberte
Room: 1.108
Host: Burma Task Force
Room: 1.103
Host: World Can't Wait
Room: 1.105
Host: Left Voice
Room: 1.107
Host: Cuba Si Coalition
Room: 1.108
Host: Journal 'Alternatives'
Room: L2.82
Host: The Hampton Institute, a working-class think thank
Room: 1.105
Host: Task Force on the Americas
Room: 1.107
Host: Federal State Agency for Civic Education of Mecklenburg and Western Pomerania
Room: 1.108
Host: The Democracy Collaborative
Room: 1.91
Host: Chicago ALBA Solidarity
Room: 1.101
Room: 1.103
Host: Dr. Frank Romano, Peace & Freedom in the Holy Land
Room: 1.105
Room: 1.107
Host: Party of the European Left
Room: 1.108
Host: Middle East Peace Forum
Room: 1.109
Host: Code Pink
Room: 1.101
Host: Palestinian Youth Movement
Room: 1.105
Host: Socialist Action
Room: 1.107
Host: Ambazonian Prisoners of Conscience Support Network
Room: 1.108
Room: 1.109

RACE FORUM

Host: Trust for Affordable Housing
Room: 1.76
Host: Southern Anti-Racism Network
Room: 1.85
Host: The Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College
Room: 1.87
Host: Tuskegee University
Room: 1.89
Host: Resist the Deportation Machine Network
Room: 1.75
Host: Committe to End Racist Drug Wars
Room: 1.85
Host: Marxist-Humanist Initiative
Room: 1.89
Host: New Sanctuary Coalition
Room: L.63
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: 1.129
Room: 1.85
Host: Cooperation Jackson
Room: 1.89
Room: 1.85
Host: International Marxist-Humanist Organization
Room: 1.87
Room: 1.89
Host: The Brotherwise Dispatch
Room: 1.85
Room: 1.89
Room: 1.85
Host: Left Voice
Room: 1.89
Host: Justice 4 the Wrongfully Incarcerated
Room: 1.85
Host: Pan-African Community Action (PACA)
Room: 1.89
Featured Speakers:

GENDER AND SEXUALITY FORUM

Host: Party of Communists USA
Room: 1.81
Room: 1.83
Room: 1.81
Host: Democracy at work
Room: 1.83
Room: Black Box Theater
Featured Speakers:
Host: Situations Journal
Room: 1.81
Host: Devolution Productions
Room: 1.83
Room: 1.81
Room: 1.83
Host: Socialism and Democracy
Room: 1.81
Room: 1.83
Host: Critical Sociology
Room: 1.82
Room: 1.83

ENVIRONMENT FORUM

Host: Sustaining All Life
Room: 1.82
Host: New York University
Room: 1.82
Host: New York University
Room: 1.82
Room: 1.82
Host: Shut Down Indian Point Now
Room: 1.82
Host: Verso Books
Room: 1.82
Host: Green Party of New York State
Room: L2.82