Join us for a panel discussion about U.S. interventions and racist state violence at home and abroad.
Worldwide, communities are resisting U.S. backed occupation and lethal repression. These struggles have been largely ignored while being suppressed with bullets, teargas, mass imprisonment and murder.
Movement leaders will discuss grassroots resistance from the Bay Area to Haiti, Honduras, and Palestine, draw connections between these struggles, and examine the need for civic participation and international solidarity for collective liberation.
Pierre Labossiere is a board member at Global Exchange and co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee a Bay-Area based network of activists who have supported the Haitian grassroots struggle for liberation and self-determination since 1991. He is a Haitian immigrant and resident of Oakland.
Dalit Baum is the director of Economic Activism for the American Friends Service Committee , focusing on corporate complicity in occupation, incarceration and immigrant detention. As an Israeli feminist teacher and anti-occupation activist, Dalit has been working with various groups, including as the co-founder of Who Profits Research Center, The Coalition of Women for Peace, and Black Laundry in Israel.
Chris Lopez is the East Bay Coordinator of the School of the Americas Watch – Soa Watch-East Bay – a grassroots Latin America solidarity organization in the United States working to expose, denounce, and end US militarization, oppressive US policies and other forms of state violence in the Americas. The son of Honduran and Mexican migrants, he is an anti-imperialist activist that organized with Alianza Hondureña NorCal and the Ayotiznapa solidarity movement.
Judith Mirkinson, Bay Area activist and President of the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, will be moderating this panel.