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Movement for Justice in El Barrio’s Organizing Symposium: Community & Movement Building for Justice

Movement for Justice in El Barrio’s Organizing Symposium:
Community & Movement
Building for Justice
with Representative Juan Haro
Saturday, April 21, 2018
12:00-6:30 P.M.
Morgan Elementary School,
596 So. Bridge St., Holyoke, MA
Free Organizing Symposium, lunch & snacks provided
Everyone welcome: REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY 4/19/18
Childcare provided if requested with registration
Movement for Justice in El Barrio is an immigrant, women and people of color-led grassroots community organization that fights for dignity and against displacement in East Harlem, NYC.
Movement for Justice in El Barrio was named “Best Power To The People Movement In New York City” by the Village Voice. Movement practices participatory democracy and horizontal collective decision-making on a community-wide scale and is committed to autonomy and self-determination. The Organizing Symposium will include workshops in which participants will engage in hands on trainings in community organizing skills while also confronting multiple forms of oppression – patriarchy, racism, sexism, transphobia, xenophobia and homophobia among them.
Workshops include the following topics:
· Base-building for Social Justice Organizing
· Getting our Communities Involved in the Fight
· The 7 Organizing Principles of the indigenous Zapatistas, Chiapas, Mexico.
· Confronting Multiple Forms of Oppression: Racism, patriarchy, homophobia,
transphobia, xenophobia and other forms of oppressions.
Organized by Movement for Justice in El Barrio and:
Resistance Studies Initiative at UMASS Amherst
Critical Support of People Power & Social Change
Creation, Culture & Community
Co-Sponsors: UMass Alliance for Community Transformation (UACT); Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL), UMass Amherst; Social Thought and Political Economy (STPEC), UMass Amherst; Department Afro American Studies, UMass Amherst; Department of Sociology UMass Amherst; El Sol Latino; Holyoke Public Library; The Puerto Rican Cultural Project
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