W.E.B DuBois and James Baldwin, the basis for a new revolutionary movement.

Room: 
1.76
Timeslot: 
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 1: 10:00am - 11:50am
Abstract: 
Any revolutionary movement must come with new forms of thought and practice. Universities, due to their deep ties to the neoliberal capitalist order fail to create knowledge for the people, or knowledge to liberate the people. They exploit their employees, gentrify poor and working class communities and have become ideological surrogates for the 1%. To produce knowledge to liberate people, we need new spaces of knowledge creation, which are close to ordinary and working people. We will speak from our experience at the Saturday Free School in Philadelphia. The Saturday Free School is a school for organizers, and engages in conversation with a wide body of thinkers, including Fanon, Gramsci, Cesaire, Marx and Lenin. We build on the Black Radical Tradition, the heritage of the anti-colonial struggle and the radical wing of the European enlightenment. Our theoretical and ideological anchorage is in the thinking and practice of WEB Du Bois and James Baldwin. We will discuss how this enters into our practice as organizers and serves as a basis for the ideological and political education of the people, a necessary aspect of political organization which can move beyond spontaneity in these times of crisis and ideological uncertainty.
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Nandita
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Chaturvedi
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
Saturday Free School, Desis United for Humanity
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Meghna
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Chandra
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
Saturday Free School, Desis United for Humanity
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Brandon
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Do
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
Temple Students for Justice in Palestine, Saturday Free School, Black and Brown Coalition at Temple
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name: 
Kayla
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
Watkins
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Saturday Free School, Media Literacy Coordinate for High School Youth
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator First Name: 
Elias
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Last Name: 
Gonzalez
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Saturday Free School, Media Mobilizing Project
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Nandita
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Chaturvedi
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
The Saturday Free School, Desis for Humanity

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