[Imc-atlanta-audio] black radical congress schedule
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From: National Black Radical Congress [mailto:brcnatl at blackradicalcongress.org]
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 12:33 AM
To: brcnatl at blackradicalcongress.org
Subject: BRC National Conference
Black Radical Congress and Black Out in Unity with the GSU African American Studies Dept & Sankofa present
"Confronting Empire: The Fight for Global Justice" June 17-19, 2005 ? Georgia State University 44 Courtland Avenue
? Atlanta, GA 30303
Friday, June 17 - University Center (Gilmer and Courtland Avenues)
Noon-4:00 pm Registration - University Center
1:00 pm-4:00 pm Youth Organizing Institute( 2nd Floor)
Interactive Breakouts on Barriers to our Organizing-how various dynamics affect and afflict our organizing work; how to make organizations more culturally competent with regard to young people and youth issues; strategies to resist the forces that tear us a part.; Anti-War/ Counter Recruitment-Discussion about the war, anti-war activism and strategies to be effective in anti-war organizing; Everyday Activism/Everyday Acts of Resistance- Discussion about non- traditional modes of activism, how we see activism in our own everyday lives.
1:00 pm-4:00 pm Feminist Organizing Institute (4th Floor)
The Radical Black Feminist Organizing Tradition will explore how have radical Black feminists organized for social change. Areas of discussion include radical black lesbian organizing; black feminists' response to the HIV/AIDS crisis; organizing issues for black women workers; and organizing models for reproductive justice. Presenters are Loretta Ross (SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective); Dazon Dixon Diallo (SisterLove Women's AIDS Projects); Layli Phillips (Women's Studies-Georgia State University); and Rukiya Dillahunt (Black Workers for Justice).
Friday, June 17 - Classroom South Building (
95 Decatur Ave.
between Central and Courtland)
6:00 pm-9:00 pm Registration
7:00 pm-9:00 pm Opening Program
Keynote Speaker-Attorney Chokwe Lumumba; Also Jay Woodson, National Hip Hop Convention; Jamala Rogers, BRC National Organizer; and more.
Saturday, June 18- Student Center Building (Courtland and Gilmer Avenues)
8:00 am-8:00 pm Registration (all day)
8:30 am-9:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am-9:30 am Welcome; Introduction of candidates for BRC Coordinating Committee and voting guidelines
9:30 am-10:30 am Morning Plenary
"Democracy Beyond the Vote: Organizing in the Bush Empire-building Period"; Panelists are Dr. Charles Jones; Latosha Brown; Ajamu Baraka; and Adelina Nicholls
10:45 am-12:15 pm Workshop Session I
Building an Anti-War Movement; Reparations as a Political Response to Slavery & Racism; Messaging for our Issues/Campaigns; Building Effective Coalitions and Alliances.
12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch (provided on site)
1:45 pm-2:45 pm Afternoon Plenary
"Building an Intergenerational Movement"; Panelists are Dr. Makungu Akinyele, Charles Stephens, Zindzhi Olugbala
3:00 pm- 4:30 pm Workshop Session II
Radicalizing Hip Hop; Fighting the Prison Industrial Complex; Challenges Facing Black Workers; Homophobia and the Black Community
Dinner on your own
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Juneteenth Festival sponsored by Project South at their center
7:30 pm-9:00 pm Evening Program featuring the Iraqi Federation of Workers Councils & Unions Delegation
Sunday, June 19 - Student Center Building (Gilmer and Courtland Avenues)
8:30- 9:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:30 am -11:30 Closing Plenary "Bring Peace and Justice Together to Confront the Empire"; Panelists are Bill Fletcher; Erica Smiley; Janvieve Comrie
11:30 am-Noon Presentation of elected BRC Coordinating Council; Discussion of BRC National Campaign and Million More March proposals; Announcements, etc.
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