The Social Justice Co-operative is pleased to co-sponsor an event with the Faculty of Arts at Memorial University as part of the ARTS on Violence series, Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, feminist Praxis and Movement Building Strategy.
The event is May 13th and 14th at the Rocket Room in downtown St. John's. Interested participants should RSVP (original write-up and background info below). Visit the Facebook event page at this link.
ARTS on Violence presents Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, feminist Praxis and Movement Building Strategy
This is a workshop for activists and anyone interested in community organizing. We will engage participants with dynamic questions of how to create and support effective movements for visionary systemic change. Using storytelling and personal experiences, Chris Crass will pull from his more than two decades of personal experience to share his first-hand look at the challenges and opportunities of anti-racist work in white communities, feminist work with men and the integration of women of colour feminist praxis into social movement spaces. The workshop will support discussions and strategizing on how these concepts and practices can be applied here.
Limited space available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
Chris Crass is a longtime organizer working to build powerful working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation. Throughout the 1990s he was an organizer with Food Not Bombs, an economic justice anti-poverty group, strengthening the direct action-based anti-capitalist Left. In the 2000s, he was an organizer with the Catalyst Project, which combines political education and organizing to develop and support anti-racist politics, leadership, and organization in white communities and builds dynamic multiracial alliances locally and nationally in the United States. He has written and spoken widely about anti-racist organizing, lessons from women of color feminism, strategies to build visionary movements, and leadership for liberation. He is the author of Towards Collective Liberation: anti-racist organizing, feminist praxis, and movement building strategy published by PM Press.