Barbara Smith, writer, scholar, and organizer in civil rights, gay liberation and Black feminist movements
Alethia Jones, Director, Education Barbara Smith argues that “identity politics” rather than presenting an obstacle to forming coalitions for social and economic justice – offer an essential foundation for such coalitions. Drawing on forty years of work with civil rights, feminist, LGBTQ and other movements, Smith’s new book, Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around, edited by Alethia Jones and Virginia Eubanks, poses an urgent set of related questions that she and forum panelists will consider.
Black Feminist organizer and author
“Barbara Smith is one of the grand pioneering and prophetic voices of our time.
Her truth still hurts and heals.” Cornell West
Joo- Hyun Kang
Director, Communities United for Police Reform
Executive Vice President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
George Gresham, President, 1199SEIU will open the panel
Alethia Jones, 1199SEIU Education Director will moderate.
Light refreshments will be provided.
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