FOOD FOR THOUGHT
We are excited to announce the featured speakers who will address the conference Friday evening. Our guests represent diverse perspectives in the movement for economic human rights for all, and we are proud that these three inspiring leaders will be joining us to share key lessons and analysis for building power.
Marian Kramer has been an organizer and leader in poor people’s movements, including the welfare rights movement since 1966. She is the former chair of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization. She lives in Detroit, Michigan, where she continues to fight for human rights and an end to poverty.
Janaina Stronzake is a leader of Movimento Sem Terra (MST), or the Brazilian Landless Rural Workers‘ Movement. The MST has led more than 2,500 occupations of large estates in Brazil, leading to the settlement of around 370,000 families on the land. Janaina’s work focuses on the struggle of landless women.
Jan Rehmann teaches philosophy and social theories at Union Theological Seminary and at the Free University in Berlin. He is co-editor of the Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism (HKWM), and his most recent books are Theories of Ideology and Critique of Postmodernist Nietzscheanism.
FOOD FOR… DINNER!
We wouldn’t let you go hungry while you’re listening to our great speakers. Community dinner will be served at 7pm on Friday evening for all conference participants. (That’s one reason why it’s so important to register now.) And we’ve got a treat in store – the dinner will be made by United Workers members, many of whom are cooks in downtown restaurants. Why go to dinner in the Inner Harbor when the food can come to you?
SPREAD THE WORD
Please spread the word about the conference! We are dedicated to making this a grassroots conference, and we need your help to encourage members of your community to participate. Please forward this e-mail widely, or click here to invite friends on Facebook.
Friday Oct. 28, 2011: Dinner, welcome, and keynote
Saturday October 29: Workshops and discussions, film screening and dinner, and dance party.
Sunday October 30: Action event – check your e-mail for more updates on our action soon!
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