Movement for Justice in El Barrio’s Organizing Symposium: Community & Movement Building for Justice Oct.13, 2018

Movement for  Justice in El Barrio’s Organizing Symposium: Community & Movement Building for Justice
October 13, 2018 - 12:00pm to 6:30pm
South Congregational Church 45 Maple St. Springfield, MA 01105

Organizing Symposium free, snacks & lunch provided
Everyone welcome: REGISTRATION REQUIRED HERE  BY 10/9/18

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, Great Falls Books Through Bars, Out Now and others.

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