Panel and discussion on multi-racial, anti-racist organizing in the past and the present.
Amy Sonnie and James Tracy will join us to discuss the Rainbow Coalition of the Black Panthers, Young Lords and Young Patriots and its lessons for multiracial organizing and coalitions today, featured in their new book, "Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times."
Tucson local, long-time educator, civil & human rights organizer,
Lupe Castillo will share reflections on the El Rio Coalition. The
multi-racial coalition served as a catalyst for a transformative
reclaiming of the exclusive El Rio Country Club within the barrio where
now the El Rio Neighborhood Center stands. Lupe will share how various
sectors of the community came together, how varying agenda and approaches were balanced (or not), and what seeds were sown through the multi-year effort.
Finally, folks who worked with the We Reject Racism Campaign, which was a joint campaign between No More Deaths and Tierra y Libertad created to challenge SB1070 and other AZ anti-migrant legislation during the summer of 2010, will reflect on the challenges and successes of recent local multi-racial organizing work.