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Anti Nuclear Direct Action Movement; Horizontal & Prefigurative Direct Action Theory and Practice

With Marian Doub, David Solnit, Chris Hables Gray,


The 8th Annual Environmental Justice Symposium, held at the UC School of Law, organized by Students for Environmental and Economic Justice (SEEJ). The topic this year wass “Overcoming Invisibility: Environmental Justice in Rural America.”

While cities produce most of California’s waste, rural areas bear the brunt of it. All three of the state’s Class I hazardous waste dumps are sited near low-income, unincorporated communities. Ingrid Brostrom, an attorney with the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment, and Maricela Mares-Alatorre, a community activist and organizer, will discuss the ongoing struggle in Kettleman City, a rural community near a 1,600-acre hazardous and municipal solid waste dump that has experienced a rash of severe birth defects and infant deaths over the past several years.


Thursday, March 1, 2012. 12:45-2:00 pm. NEW LOCATION: YWCA Auditorium at 2600 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704
Joanna Mendoza, a youth from Cutler representing the AGUA Coalition and Vecinos Unidos, will join Laurel Firestone and Carolina Balazs from the Community Water Center on a panel to discuss disparities in access to clean drinking water in the Central Valley. Moderated by Berkeley Law Professor Michelle Anderson. Lunch provided from Sunrise Deli Falafel.

Grace Lee Boggs in Conversation with Angela Davis — transcript only

A Conversation Between Grace Lee Boggs and Angela Davis, held on Friday, March 2, 2012 at UC Berkeley. From the event page:  For the first time in history, iconic activists Grace Lee Boggs and Angela Davis will share the stage for a conversation entitled “On Revolution: A Conversation Between Grace Lee Boggs and Angela Davis.” The opening ceremony begins with filmmaker Grace Lee screening a portion of “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs,” a documentary in progress. In this historic event, Ms. Boggs and Ms. Davis will discuss their motivation for continuing their work and activism, presenting their ideas of social justice, healing and moving activism beyond the academy.

2012 Annual Ubuntu Awards’ Dinner Keynote

2012 Annual Ubuntu Awards’ Dinner by Priority Africa Network featuring Dr. Yao Graham of the Third World Network, Africa; Nunu Kidane of the Priority Africa Network; and Walter Turner of KPFA’s Africa Today.


Occupy: roundtable

Discussion on “Community Organzing and Occupy” featuring Maria Poblet, executive director of Just Cause/Justa Causa; Steve Williams, co-executive director/co-founder of POWER; and Needa B, participant of Occupy Oakland.

Beyond Gang Injunctions: a Community Discussion

A community discussion on the pressing issue of Gang Injunctions in Oakland, CA and an exploration of alternatives to heightened policing of our communities. May 7, 2011

A panel discussion with Sagnicthe Salazar of Stop the Gang Injunctions Coalition, George Galvis of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, Whitney Walton of Critical Resistance and Eric K. Arnold of Oakland Local.

Margaret Randall Reading and in Conversation with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Author/activist/poet Margaret Randall, groundbreaking oral historian of women in revolution, in conversation with feminist/movement historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Randall, author of Sandino’s Daughters, Cuban Women Now, and many other books of poetry and prose, visited Cuba in January 2011for the first time in 17 years.

Recorded at la Pena Cultural Center, Berkely, CA, March 23, 2011.

Another World is Possible: Visionary Politics

An Open Session of the Catalyst Project’s Anne Braden Program (Oct. 18, 2009) (starts at 0:30)

A panel discussion with Rachel HerzingMichelle Mascarenhas-SwanSara Kershnar, and Chela Delgado. Speakers discuss visionary politics for our movements based in the work of their organizations.

Strategies for Anti-Racist Organizing

An Open Session of the Catalyst Project’s Anne Braden Program (Nov. 15th, 2009)

Panel discussion (starts at 0:13) with Linda Burnham, Dawn Phillips, Alicia Garza, and Carla Wallace. Panelist share lessons and strategies for anti-racist organizing with white people and ground current anti-racist work within a legacy of long-term social movements.

Indigenous Resistance and Colonization in North America

An Open Session of the Catalyst Project’s Anne Braden Program (Aug. 23, 2009)

Panel discussion with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Randy Burns, Ras K’dee and Nancy Hernandez.  The panelists discuss the historic process of European colonization of North America and indigenous resistance struggles historically and today.