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Movement for Justice in El Barrio’s Organizing Symposium

Event Details

April 21, 2018
12:00 pm-6:30 pm

Morgan Elementary School
596 So. Bridge St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States
free with registration
Debbie Weyl

Movement for Justice in El Barrio is an immigrant, women and people of color-led grassroots community organization that fights for dignity and against displacement in East Harlem, New York City.

Movement for Justice in El Barrio was named “Best Power To The People Movement In New York City” by the Village Voice. Movement practices participatory democracy and horizontal collective decision-making on a community-wide scale and is committed to autonomy and self-determination.

The organizing symposium will include workshops in which participants will engage in hands on trainings in community organizing skills while also confronting multiple forms of oppression – patriarchy, racism, sexism, transphobia, xenophobia and homophobia among them.

Workshops include the following topics:

·      Base-building for Social Justice Organizing

·      Getting our Communities Involved in the Fight

·      The 7 Organizing Principles of the indigenous Zapatistas, Chiapas, Mexico.

·      Confronting Multiple Forms of Oppression: Racism, patriarchy,   homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia and other forms of oppressions.

Organized by Movement for Justice in El Barrio, the Resistance Studies Initiative and Nueva Ezperanza, Holyoke

Co-sponsors: UMass Alliance for Community Transformation (UACT); Civic Engagement and Service-Learning, Social Thought and Political Economy, Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, Department of Afro-American Studies, Department of Sociology, College of Education, the Puerto Rican Cultural Project; El Sol Latino and the Holyoke Public Library.