[WSMDiscuss] Statement related to: Webinar #5: "Covid 19 - People's strikes, Floyd rebellion and Resistance" (Kali Akuno, Cooperation Jackson)

Melanie Bush melanie.e.l.bush at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 17:06:02 CEST 2020

Relevant!  People’s Strike and the Uprising : An Open LETTER

On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 10:03 AM Ashish Kothari

*In solidarity with the anti-racism struggles around the world: *
> 16th June, 1.30 pm GMT/UTC
> Details and registration (not mandatory, but preferred!):
> https://www.globaltapestryofalternatives.org/webinars:05
> 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
> <https://globaltapestryofalternatives.org/webinars:05>
> Direct access to the session
> <https://globaltapestryofalternatives.org/webinars/live/>
> 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.
> Presenter
> 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
> <https://globaltapestryofalternatives.org/webinars>.
> Global Tapestry of Alternatives <https://globaltapestryofalternatives.org>
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