Forum on Identity Politics: Key to Building New Coalitions

Groundbreaking Feminist organizer and author Barbara Smith discuses how identity politics can help shape coalitions
Barbara Smith
Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Worker Institute invites you to a panel discussion, co-sponsored by the Institute and 1199SEIU, on identity politics as offering an essential foundation for coalitions for social and economic justice, rather than presenting an obstacle to forming such coalitions. Drawing on forty years of work with civil rights, feminist, LGBTQ and other movements, Smith’s new book, Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around, edited by Alethia Jones and Virginia Eubanks, poses an urgent set of related questions that she and forum panelists will consider. Click here to RSVP.

The panel will include:

Barbara Smith
Black Feminist organizer and author
“Barbara Smith is one of the grand pioneering and prophetic voices of our time. Her truth still hurts and heals.” Cornell West
 
Joo-Hyun Kang
Director, Communities United for Police Reform
 
Gerry Hudson
Executive Vice President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
 
George Gresham
President, 1199SEIU UHE will open the panel

Alethia Jones
Education Director, 1199SEIU UHE will moderate.

Time and Date: 9:30-11:30am, 3/13/2015

Location: Murphy Institute, SPS, CUNY, 25 West 43rd St, 18th floor, NY, NY

Light refreshments will be provided.
Click here to RSVP for the event.