2018 Anne Braden Program Final Open Session: Visionary Politics

Dear Bay Area Community,
Join us to hear from organizers who have been developing movement strategy for years.

Visionary Politics
Saturday, May 26th
2:30- 4:30pm
Oakstop, 1721 Broadway, Oakland

RSVP here

“Don’t substitute your revolutionary imagination for the brutal realities we currently face, AND don’t let the brutal realities we currently face subdue or constrain your revolutionary imagination.” –Linda Burnham, National Domestic Worker’s Alliance

Join Catalyst Project and the participants of the Anne Braden Program for a Panel on Visionary Politics. What are the visions of the world we are fighting for, and what are the strategies that can get us there?

Panelists include Maria Poblet and Woods Ervin who will speak about creative approaches to building people’s power to transform our lives and our world.
Maria Poblet has a couple decades of community organizing experience, a smart mouth, and an optimism of the will. She helped build racial & economic justice powerhouse Causa Justa Just Cause, as it’s first Executive Director. She is also a co-founder of the US Chapter of the World March of Women and of LeftRoots, a national organization of Leftists engaged in mass organizing in the United States committed to developing the individual and collective skills necessary to formulate, evaluate and carry out strategy to build twenty-first century socialism.

Woods Ervin is currently the Program and Policy Director with Transgender, Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), leading national programming and policy work fighting against incarceration and state violence against Transwomen and especially Black Transwomen. Woods is also a member of Critical Resistance, seeking to build an international movement to abolish the Prison Industrial Complex.

Artwork above by Annie Morgan Banks

Sliding scale donation of $0-$15 suggested.
Childcare available (please RSVP tochildcare@collectiveliberation.org by Thursday May 24th)
This event is wheelchair accessibleWe will be providing projected live transcription.

We may livestream the event, stay tuned for info.

Please email us at accessibility@collectiveliberation.org by Monday May 20th, to request ASL interpretation, language translation, or with other access needs.

This will be a reduced-scent space and there will be fragrance-free seating area. Please join us in ensuring accessibility for beloved community members with chemical injuries and chronic illness by not bringing fragrances or scents on your clothes, hair, or skin from colognes and perfumes, scented laundry detergent, hair and body products, “natural” products, and essential oils. Please prepare in advance by not using products with fragrance, or by using fragrance-free, non-toxic products. For more info on what this means, visit here.