EVENT: Solidarity Economy Organizing in a Moment of Resistance

Popular struggles– ranging from earliest modern labor movements in Britain and the US, to the global Black Liberation movement, to Energiewende and other climate justice campaigns in Europe– have all demonstrated that to be successful, “resistance” work must go hand in hand with concrete visionary organizing.
Join the New Economy Coalition – a network of 180+ organizations building solidarity for a new economy – next Wednesday, May 17th from 7:30pm – 9:30pm for an exciting discussion co-hosted by In These Times Magazine exploring the movement to build a “new” or “solidarity” economy in the current moment of resistance and struggle.

A New World From The Ashes Of The Old: Solidarity Economy Organizing In a Moment of Resistance

The panel features leaders from across the country sharing how their communities have organized to simultaneously fight back far-right attacks and build powerful bottom-up solutions that model economic democracy, sustainability, and social justice as cornerstones of a new world in waiting.
Panelists include:
Harper Bishop – Open Buffalo
Iya Ifalola Omobola – Cooperation Jackson
Amara Enyia – Public Policy Expert
Anand Jahi – New Economy Coalition (Moderator)
Learn more and RSVP on the event page: www.facebook.com/events/119407401950823

Angela Davis, Solange And More To Appear At Jan. 19 Peace Ball

The President-Elect is struggling to book acts for his inauguration as act after act refuses to take part in it. However, that doesn’t mean that they’ll all be sitting on their couches at home while he’s sworn in.

It has been announced that Solange Knowles and Angela Davis will now be appearing at the Jan. 19 Peace Ball, which will be held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

Where to Give on this #GivingTuesday

In the activism world, physical presence is important but there’s no denying that financial contributions are just as vital. Given the current climate of the U.S., many communities are fighting injustices at every turn, on every level. This Giving Tuesday, we are asking that you consider supporting organizations that work for justice for all people.

Here is a list of organizations and meaningful efforts that you can invest in on this Giving Tuesday:

Facing Race: Building for Racial Justice In Schools Post-Election

By Nuala Cabral

Last Thursday, over two thousand people from across the country came together in Atlanta for Facing Race, a national conference on racial justice. Organized by the NY-based nonprofit Race Forward, the conference embodies the organization’s mission to “build awareness, solutions, and leadership for racial justice.” The timing of this conference couldn’t have been more perfect; only one day earlier Donald Trump was announced president elect of the United States. The conference, thus, became a space where folks could grieve and process the implications of this destructive election and strategize around ways we can respond.

Love Liberation: A Black Feminist Guide to the Black Panther Party’s 50th Anniversary Conference and Gala

Authored by Angela D. LeBlanc-Ernest, Tracye A. Matthews, Mary Phillips, and Robyn C. Spencer

This article is a part of a two-part series. See Part 2 here.

The Black Panther Party (BPP) has declared 2016 the #yearofthePanther, a year with nationwide events to “reclaim the history and legacy of the BPP and to connect with current organizations.” Founded in 1966, the BPP developed as a political organization committed to the liberation of Black and oppressed people. The Panthers challenged institutional inequities by policing the police and provided much needed resources and services to the community. While they are most recognized for their breakfast program for children, they created over 50 practical community programs and grew into an organization with worldwide impact.

Gabby Douglas And The Right To Be Visibly Disappointed

Losing out on any opportunity is a remarkably frustrating thing to overcome, and any functioning member of society can confirm that. But it may be most pronounced in the athletic world, where anything from scholarship to gold medals and even multi-million dollar endorsements are on the line.

Which is why the slight sulk on Gabby Douglas’ face throughout her second Olympic foray was not at all shocking to me.

This Is What Can Happen When Data Meets The Movement For Black Lives

On July 5, the number on The Guardian’s police killings ticker The Counted went up. On July 6, it went up again. The Guardian, like many other news outlets, with genuine intentions has made the effort to look at the numerous surveys, polls, and research behind racial disparities in policing in the country. My question is: who does the data usually benefit? Even more importantly: what is being done about it?

What’s Happening at the Formation World Tour?

It’s been more than a month since Beyoncé released her second visual album, Lemonade that discussed many personal issues and triumphs like infidelity, female empowerment, and more. She kicked off her tour on April 27 in Miami, Florida and concludes in Nashville, Tennessee. There will be 49 shows in total, 32 in North America and 17 in Europe.

Seeing how DJ Khaled is opening up for her, we know that the show is bound to be something special, even if he’s scared of her.