When I see them : I see us How our struggles are connected

Host/Sponsor: 
The Hampton Institute : A working Class Think Tank and QPEN
Room: 
1.82
Timeslot: 
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 3: 3:30pm - 5:15pm
Abstract: 
It is now popular to speak about intersectional analyses of oppression and collaboration among social justice organizations. However, how many organizations or movements really walk the walk across ideological lines? Yet, it is only the unity of the oppressed peoples of the world that will ensure freedom for all. This weekend we will attempt to facilitate conversations that interrogates the intersections of justice in Palestine, Black Justice & Liberation, Migrant and Immigration rights, Water Justice such as (Flint, Palestine and Fighting against The Black Snake Islamophobia, political prisoners and of trumps regime. The interconnecting thread of these varied movements is the push for justice. It is hoped that by turning a critical lens to the intersections of varied movements for justice, specific and concrete steps towards an integrated plan that is realistic and implementable will be developed that will move those who are marginalized towards freedom. In short, do our lives really matter? when following the conversation Please use: #Black4Palestine #Ferguson2Palestine #FreePalestine #TakeBackPride #NotOneMore #NoDAPL #NoBanNOWall #Vison4BlackLives #Arabs4BlackPower #EndCapitalism #ConnectingUsTogether #DDPalestine
Panel Track: 
The Hampton Institute: A Working Class Think Tank & Its Role In Making Politics Accessible And Personal.
Reading List: 
Links, Statements and readings – ● http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/cuny-professor-accused-anti-semitism-behavior-article-1.2571251) ● wordpress.com/tag/take-back-pride ● https://medium.com/@eyadalkurabi/a-critique-of-ally-ship-the-bullshit-of-be
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Eyad
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Alkurabi
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
The Queer Palestinian Empowerment Network
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
Eyad Alkurabi Eyad has been an activist since 2005 and credits his "political awakening" to the signing of the original Patriot Act. He is a Palestinian- Syrian American Pansexual (Queer). Eyad graduated from SUNY Albany, where he majored in Political Science with a concentration in Global Politics. Prior to that he acquired an Associate's Degree in Public Administration studies while pushing for Marriage Equality in New York at (HVCC). He is a founding member of the Hampton Institute and serves as its Director of Projects, Action, and Activism. In addition, he also conducts engagement and outreach for HI. He is also community organizer for GetEQUAL, was active during the Occupy movements, and is currently involved in countless other movements that cultivate inter-sectional and trans-formative work. He co-founded QPEN (The Queer Palestinian Empowerment Network), a community organization/group that is dedicated to cultivating and empowering LGBTQ Palestinians in movement, in healing, and in leadership
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Colia
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Clark
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
Judicial Violence Symposium
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Colia L. Clark, Co-Coordinator Judicial Violence Symposium, Guadeloupe Haiti Tour Committee, Producer MNN Public Television, Chairwoman HUERA and Building the Beloved Community Conflict Resolution and Mediation project, Lecturer, member NY Green Party and two time US Senate candidate. She is a committed Pan Africanist who has spent a life time in activist work in the areas of civil rights, human rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, peace and rights for the homeless and youth. Colia is closely aligned with Eco-socialist Horizons. Colia is one of the SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) founders of the Black Belt Alabama Voter Education at Selma, Alabama 1963. Colia has worked as college lecturer, newspaper editor, Coordinator of Career Development and Training, assistant manager of homeless shelters, director of Youth Opportunity Center and trainer in conflict resolution and mediation. Colia is a lecturer and folklorist. ***Colia had the privilege of working with such civil rights greats as Mississippi NAACP Field Secretary, Medgar W Evers (Special Assistant for State of Mississippi) and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the Birmingham Movement, Chicago Union to End Slums Movement and the National Peace Movement. Notes on Colia’s life appear in histories, biographies and other sources. In 2010, she was inducted into the National Voting Rights Hall of Fame and presented the prestigious Freedom Flame Award. The home in which Colia grew up at Jackson, Mississippi is now historic site for Civil Rights tours. Short List of Historic References The Making of Black Revolutionaries by James Forman; Jackson, Mississippi: Chronicles in Struggles and Change, by John Salter; SNCC: by Claiborne Carson; SNCC: The New Abolitionist, by Howard Zinn; The River of No Return, by Cleveland Sellers; Black Protest in America 1619-Present by Joanne Grant; The Black Press in the USA, Armstead Robinson, The Black Press in Mississippi, Julius E. Thompson. Walking With the Wind by John Lewis (Congressman-Georgia); The Children, by David Haberstam, At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years 1965-1968 by Taylor Branch, Books dedicated to Colia Clark by Kazim Ali (Brown Albany, 2000), Ahati Toure (John Henry Clarke, 2008) and Rev. Clarence James on Moral and Ethical Standards in USA, 2005. One song about “Colia” dedicated and performed by Family Group of Albany, New York.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Susan
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Massad
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
Professor, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
Susan Massad is a Professor in the Department of Foods and Nutrition at Framingham State University. She received a Fulbright Specialist grant in 2013 and Used it during her Fall semester sabbatical, at Al Quds University, School of Public Health, Abu Dis, West Bank, Palestine, where she guest lectured, developed curriculum, gave conference presentations, and did research. She is a lifelong activist and advocate for justice for Palestine. Her current research focus: Food and agricultural policy and how it affects the food Supply, socioeconomic issues related to food access, nutritional status, “food deserts,” obesity rates, food and water justice, and challenges for small farmers. She has a Doctorate of Health and Safety (H.S.D.), from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, a Master of Education from Worcester State College, Worcester, Massachusetts, and a Bachelor of Science from Framingham State University. She has been a part of these series since the 1st panel at left forum. Apart from the conversation from the very beginning
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name: 
Angeline
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
Butler
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Professor at John Jay
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography: 
is a nationally known television performer (Johnny Carson "Tonight", Dick Cavett (ABC), Hugh Hefner "Playboy After Dark,"Joey Bishop Shows and "The Guiding Light TV Serial), a Recording Artist (Columbia Records and CoBurt-MGM Records), a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Spring 1960, a 2010 Recipient of a Selma Jubilee "Freedom Flame Award," currently an Adjunct Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NYC) and a Producer of Cultural-Theatrical Projects.
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Eyad
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Alkurabi
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Hampton Institute : A Working Class Think Tank

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