Why Black and Latino Independent Election Campaigns are Needed More than Ever

Host/Sponsor: 
Left Elect Conference
Room: 
L.76
Timeslot: 
SUNDAY June 4th Session 5: 10:00am - 11:50am
Abstract: 
After decades of voting for the Democrats and lesser evil politics the communities of oppressed nationalities face increased mass incarceration, police violence and profiling, discrimination in the criminal injustice system, unemployment and decreasing educational quality and opportunity. Should the communities of color continue to work within the Democratic Party or figure out how can we build a party that represents our interests and fights for health care, housing, justice, jobs and quality education.
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Bruce
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Dixon
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
Black Agenda Report, Georgia Green Party
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
State Committee Member of the Georgia Green Party. Managing Editor at Black Agenda Report. He lives and works near Marietta, Ga.
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Diamonté
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Brown
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
Ujima People's Progress Party
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Board Member of The Ujima People's Progress Party, Baltimore, MD.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Khalid
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Raheem
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
New Afrikan Independence Party (NAIP)
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
Founder: New Afrikan Independence Party, Pittsburg PA
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name: 
Darlene
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
Elias
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Green Rainbow Party of Massachusettes
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography: 
Co-Chair of the Green Party USA, community organizer and activist in Western Mass., candidate for Holyoke City Council, volunteer with the sanctuary movement with the Pioneer Valley Worker's Center, Massachusetts Voter's Choice, and Boricuas for the Liberation of Puerto Rico
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Linda
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Thompson
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Left Elect Conference

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