WEBINAR: Neoliberal Dems, White Nationalists & How We Resist the Status Quo of US Imperialism
Start: Thursday, January 21, 2021• 7:00 PM • Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
UPCOMING WEBINAR: Is This Normal? Neoliberal Dems, White Nationalists & How We Resist the Status Quo of U.S. Imperialism
Join Dissenters on Thursday January 21st at 7pm ET for this important conversation about U.S. imperialism, how establishment Democrats and white nationalists on the far right work in different ways to uphold the militarized status quo, and how our movement for justice can resist. Brutal wars & racist policing have been central parts of U.S. history since its founding and continue to play a critical role in upholding white supremacy and U.S. dominance both domestically and internationally.
Tune in to hear from Dissenters organizers alongside Robin D.G. Kelley, Noura Erakat, Adrian Bonifacio & Ajamu Baraka as we break down what’s at stake under a Biden presidency, the threats posed by the white supremacist far-right, and how we grow our youth-led and people centered movement.
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Dissenters is a new, national anti-militarist youth organization fighting to divest from war & policing and invest in life-giving institutions. Join us.
Robin D. G. Kelley is a Professor of History at UCLA. His books include, Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times; Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination; Race Rebels: Culture Politics and the Black Working Class; Yo’ Mama’s DisFunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America; and Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression. He is currently completing Black Bodies Swinging: An American Postmortem (Metropolitan Books). Kelley’s essays have appeared in several anthologies and publications, including The Nation, Monthly Review, New York Times, Counterpunch, Souls,The Black Scholar, Journal of Palestine Studies, and Boston Review, for which he also serves as Contributing Editor.
Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and assistant professor at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She has served as legal counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives and as a legal advocate for Palestinian refugee rights at the United Nations. Noura's research interests include human rights and humanitarian, refugee, and national security law. She is a frequent commentator, with recent appearances on CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and NPR, among others, and her writings have been widely published in the national media and academic journals.
Adrian Bonifacio is the national chairperson of Anakbayan-USA, a grassroots organization of Filipino youth fighting for genuine liberation and democracy in the Philippines. He is also a secretariat member of the International League of Peoples' Struggle Youth Commission, a network of anti-imperialist youth organizations in countries across the world.
Ajamu Baraka is the national organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace and was the 2016 candidate for vice president on the Green Party ticket. Baraka serves on the Executive Committee of the U.S. Peace Council and leadership body of the United National Anti-War Coalition (UNAC). He is an editor and contributing columnist for the Black Agenda Report and contributing columnist for Counterpunch. He was recently awarded the US Peace Memorial 2019 Peace Prize and the Serena Shirm award for uncompromised integrity in journalism.
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