NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
H204
Timeslot: 
Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Description/Abstract of your Event: 

Twenty years after the so-called “Battle in Seattle” and the millennial turn, we examine 1990s-2010s and current periods of struggle in the United States. We will provide accounts and analyses of the popular movements of this period and the different frameworks informing these mobilizations. Our interest is fueled by a need to understand the continuities and discontinuities between those movements and contemporary ones, especially those confronting our readily discernable existential threats and extreme social inequality.

Participants

Victor Wallis is a professor of Liberal Arts at the Berklee College of Music. He was for twenty years the managing editor of Socialism and Democracy and has been writing on ecological issues since the early 1990s. His writings have appeared in journals such as Monthly Review and New Political...

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Suren Moodliar is managing editor of Socialism and Democracy and coordinator of encuentro5, a Boston-based, movement-building center. His organizing spans anti-racist, pro-immigrant, labor, peace, and public-health movements. His articles have appeared in CounterPunch, teleSUR English, Z-Net,...

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Ben Manski studies the participation of ordinary people in the deliberate constitution of their societies. In the past, Manski practiced public interest law for eight years and managed national non-profit organizations, direct action campaigns, and political campaigns and parties for over twenty...

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Hillary Lazar is an educator, organizer, and writer who has been involved in social justice struggles since the 1990s. In addition to directing a national anti-poverty initiative, Hillary has also been part of numerous worker cooperatives and co-founded a community-based, popular education...

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