NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.105
Timeslot: 
Session 5: Sunday, June 3rd: 10:00 - 11:50am
Event Organizer: 
Description: 
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? We will walk across the timelines of movements and develop correlations between the past (Selma, Freedom Riders, and Palestine movements in the 40s – 80’s), the present, and the future. We will attempt to facilitate conversations that integrate the intersections of Liberation in Palestine, Black Justice and Liberation, Migrant and Immigration rights, Water and Land Liberation (such as Flint, Palestine and Fighting against the Dakota Pipelines), Islamophobia, political prisoners, and the ascendency of Trump’s 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?

Participants

Nat’l Coordinator. Judicial Violence Symposium, Co-Coordinator. Guadeloupe Haiti Tour Comm., NY Green Party, two-time US Senate candidate. Committed Pan Africanist with a life time in activist work in civil rights, human rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights. Aligned with Eco-Socialist Horizons.... Read more
Eyad has been an activist since 2005 and credits his “political awakening” to the signing of the original Patriot Act. He is Palestinian- Syrian 1st gen American. He is also Pansexual and identifies as Queer. Eyad graduated from SUNY Albany where he majored in Political Science with a... Read more
Nat’l Coordinator. Judicial Violence Symposium, Co-Coordinator. Guadeloupe Haiti Tour Comm., NY Green Party, two-time US Senate candidate. Committed Pan Africanist with a life time in activist work in civil rights, human rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights. Aligned with Eco-Socialist Horizons.... Read more
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... Read more
Angeline Butler 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... Read more
Ruby Nell Sales is a nationally-recognized human-rights activist, public theologian, and social critic, whose articles and work appear in many journals, online sites, and books. Under the tutelage of Professor Jean Wiley, Sales joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the 1960... Read more