[WSMDiscuss] Fwd: [GTA] 16th June | Webinar #5: "Covid 19 - People's strikes, Floyd rebellion and Resistance" (Kali Akuno, Cooperation Jackson)

Ashish Kothari ashishkothari at riseup.net
Wed Jun 10 20:28:57 CEST 2020

16th June, 1.30 pm GMT/UTC
Details and registration (not mandatory, but preferred!): 
Zoom: https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/66842796959

/Global Tapestry of Alternatives/ and /Global Dialogue for Systemic 
Change /presents:
*Dialogue on Alternatives in the Time of Global Crises - a Webinar series*

  Dialogue 5: Covid 19 - People's strikes, Floyd rebellion and Resistance

with*Kali Akuno* (USA) as Presenter


*Tuesday 16th June - 13:30 GMT/UTC*

    In this fifth session we will discuss this moment in the USA, and
    global significance, challenges and critical pathways that exist
    that can support the potential for radical transformation of society
    at every level. We will share the experience of Cooperation Jackson,
    an eco-socialist organizing to create a new society and economy from
    the bottom up.

Information and registration 

Direct access to the session 

The Global Tapestry of Alternatives stands with the Black Lives Matter 
movement in resisting racism and fighting for equality across the US and 
globally. We have invited Kali Akuno, co-founder and co-director of 
Cooperation Jackson for our fifth webinar on “People's strikes, Floyd 
rebellion and resistance”. Cooperation Jackson is an emerging vehicle 
for sustainable community development, economic democracy and community 
ownership based in the US. Kali will be sharing experiences of the 
current resistance struggles and solidarity mobilisation in the US.

The webinar takes place on 16 June which is a symbolic day in 
anti-racist struggles, commemorating the start of the Soweto uprising in 
South Africa in 1976. In echoes from the past, the South Africa Students 
Movement supported by the Black Consciousness Movement marched to 
protest the apartheid education imposed within the Bantu Education 
system. We remember the Uprising as a turning point in the struggle 
against the apartheid state and against racism.


        Kali Akuno

Kali Akuno is a co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson 
<https://cooperationjackson.org/>  co-editor of Jackson Rising: the 
struggle for economic democracy and black self-determination in Jackson, 
Mississippi. Kali served as the Director of Special Projects and 
External Funding in the Mayoral Administration of the late Chokwe 
Lumumba of Jackson, MS. His focus in this role was supporting 
cooperative development, the introduction of eco-friendly and carbon 
reduction methods of operation, and the promotion of human rights and 
international relations for the city.

Cooperation Jackson anchors the People’s Strike 
<https://peoplesstrike.org/>  - a growing coalition of workers, 
community, and political organizations confronting the COVID-19 pandemic 
and police violence by struggling against inept and corrupt government 
and the forces of capital (banks, corporations, brokers, etc). that put 
profit before the people and the planet.


Our past webinar sessions videos are available in this link 

Global Tapestry of Alternatives <https://globaltapestryofalternatives.org>

contact at globaltapestryofalternatives.org 
<mailto:contact at globaltapestryofalternatives.org>

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