Socialists and Greens in the ballot box and in the streets

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Abstract: 
In our era of consolidated Trumpismo power, and the various organic and bottom up focal points of resistance to it across the country and across movements, we, as the organized independent left, must continue to revitalize our capacity to function as an organized and unified effective force, both electorally as well as in the streets. This round-table will bring together a diverse group of Green and Socialist parties leaders and organizers, to directly address ongoing challenges and opportunities in the way forward towards the building of a more unified electoral and politically independent socialist left at this most critical time in our history. What is part of our shared history towards the goal of creating a broad front? Are there viable models for US Left unity? What are some of the possible existing vehicles towards this? How might party and group independence be affected? Is there a positive US precedence? What lessons can we gather from positive international examples, like PODEMOS in Spain or PSOL in Brazil, [as well as new cross-border anti-austerity and democracy initiatives like Varoufakis' DiEM25 ]
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Adrian
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Boutureira
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
Green Party US
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
Adrián Boutureira came to the US in 1973 following the consolidation of the brutal right wing military regime in his native country of Uruguay. He has since spent most of his adult life in the US engaged in the struggle for social justice. To this end, he has co-founded and served in several key national, and community based organizations as program director, political organizer, outreach coordinator, popular educator, policy analyst and community outreach coordinator. The focus of his work has included racial economic and environmental justice, Latin American liberation struggles, Palestinian Liberation, and immigrant, indigenous, labor and human rights. In December 2014, Adrián joined the Jill Stein's Green Party presidential campaign, where he served as Field Director and Special Advisor on Palestinian and Latin American Affairs. He is presently serving as the Green Party's National Political Organizer.
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Ajamu
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Baraka
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
Green Party US
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Todd
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Chretren
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
International Socialist Organization
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name: 
Robert
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
Caldwell
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Left Elect- Solidarity
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator First Name: 
Gloria
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Last Name: 
Mattera
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Green Party; SCNCC
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator First Name: 
Eljeer
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator Last Name: 
Hawkins
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Socialist Alternative
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Adrian
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Boutureira
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Green Party U.S.
 

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