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Saturday, July 7 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Decolonizing Socialism: Getting Racially Organized so We can Get Free

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Through the lens of a Black radical feminist perspective, and using historical, cultural and material examples, the presenter offers cautionary tales, of brilliant failures and questionable successes, of progressive and radical organizations dedicated to a vision of radical economic equality. We will look at how the failure to address the full impact white supremacist hegemony has had and continues to affect the efforts at radical and progressive coalition-relationship building necessary for fundamental, substantive change in this country."
The opportunities the current moment present socialists and other progressives - to link the extremely daunting material circumstances created by systemically driven economic inequality, the impact on the quality of life across the demographic spectrum and the instability of the current regime in power, with the chance to develop new language and conceptual ideas, and the intellectual and communication skill- and strength-building activities necessary to learn to assess, analyze and evaluate strategic planning processes and execution. In this workshop we will explore the challenges to developing one tool - effective cross-cultural communication in service to successful coalition building - in order to recognize what we are actually up against, and to proffer ideas and approaches for consideration.

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Demita Frazier

Demita Frazier, JD, is an unrepentant life long Black feminist, social justice activist, thought leader, writer and teacher. A founding member of the Combahee River Collective, she has worked, in coalition with many, on the issues of reproductive rights, domestic violence, the care... Read More →

Saturday July 7, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grant Park A/B