WE GONNA BE ALRIGHT: BRUSHING OFF THE BACKLASH BLUES
November 16, 2017 - New York City
From taking a knee to taking down Confederate monuments, movements for racial and economic justice are creatively confronting the backlash of white supremacy unleashed by the election of Donald Trump.
What does this presidency and the larger takeover of government by the far right mean for African Americans, and how should we fight it? How do we strengthen movements for police accountability? What does coalition-building look like, and who’s the base for what type of anti-Trump alliance? How can we translate social media outrage to power in the streets and the ballot box, and to a broader alliance against the rising tide of inequality?
Join us for a conversation with NY Daily News columnist Shaun King and labor activist Bill Fletcher Jr., as they discuss the current state of Black progressive politics and how we can win, even under Trump.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Doors open 6:00 pm – Event starts 6:30 pm
The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
3940 Broadway (Between 165 and 166th Street)
New York, NY
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Shaun King is a journalist and activist. He is columnist at The Intercept and a Senior Justice Writer at the New York Daily News. Shaun has leveraged his social media platform to place a spotlight on intersections of popular culture, police brutality and economic inequality.
Bill Fletcher, Jr. is a writer and activist having spent most of his adult life in the trade union movement. He was a cofounder of the Black Radical Congress and a former president of TransAfrica Forum. He is a partner in Common Forces, LLC and a senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).
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9:30 AM | Welcome Notes
9:45 AM-11:15 AM | Exploitation
– Refusal to Participate: African Americans and the Proposed Olympic Boycott, 1934-1935
Stanley Arnold, Associate Professor, Department of History, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
– A Consideration of Sporting Boycotts: Scotland, South Africa, and the 1986 Commonwealth Games
Fiona Skillen, Lecturer in Sport and Event Management, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland
Matt McDowell, Lecturer in Sport Policy, Management, and International Development, Moray House School of Education,......
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