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Movement for Justice in El Barrio’s Organizing Symposium

Event Details

October 13, 2018
12:00 pm-6:30 pm

South Congregational Church
45 Maple St.
Springfield, MA 01105
United States
Free admission
Debbie Weyl

Movement for Justice in El Barrio’s Organizing Symposium: Community & Movement Building for Justice 

Organizing Symposium free, snacks & lunch provided.
 Everyone welcome: 

 Childcare provided if requested with registration.

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, NYC.

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 a range of 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 led by Representative Juan Haro will 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 and The Resistance Studies Initiative, UMass Amherst, 

Co-Sponsors (list in formation): Arise for Social Justice, Pioneer Valley Workers Center, Pioneer Valley Project and others.

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