Doors open at 11 AM - panels, workshops, sectoral exchanges, plenaries, cultural performances, concerts, art workshops, craft & resource fair
JUNE 10, 2022 - PROGRAM
Panel | WORKERS RUN THE WORLD: Transnational Organizing for Labor Justice
Friday, 6/10 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Featured Speakers: Mercedes Perez, Dr. Cornel West, Daniel Pascual, Felipe Caceres, Hugo Soto Martinez
When workers unite, our power is unstoppable. This session will feature leaders of labor struggles across the Americas, and share their perspectives on building worker power whose solidarity extends across borders.
Panel | A CONVERSATION WITH VENEZUELAN FEMINISTS: Deepening a Revolution while under Sanctions
Friday, 6/10 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Liberal Arts Building 101
Mónica M., Anggie H. and Yolimar M. are active protagonists in Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, having worked for years in the struggles for educational, cultural, Indigenous, Black and women's rights. Join them for their testimony of how U.S. sanctions disproportionately affect Venezuelan women and children. They will also discuss how organized communities are fighting back against the economic war.
Panel | WHOSE STREETS?: Fighting Against White Supremacy, State Violence, and Militarization
Friday, 6/10 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Featured Speakers: Charisse Burden Stelly, Christian Delgado, Nekima Levy Armstrong
This session explores ongoing movements against white supremacy, state sponsored violence, and the increasing militarization of police and society at large. Speakers will discuss the connections and interactions between these different forces and what it would mean to prioritize the needs of the people instead of bloated military and police budgets.
Plenary | OUR PEOPLE SPEAK!
Friday, 6/10 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Featured Speakers: D’Atra Jackson, Special Messages from Latin American Leaders
While President Biden and his allies claim to build towards equity and sustainability, we know that those sitting in the White House do not hold the people’s interests at heart. Throughout the pandemic, this administration has consistently prioritized the interests of developers and big business over the needs of the people
Join us to hear speakers from across the Americas as they uplift the voices of marginalized and working people throughout the hemisphere, sharing a vision for the future of the Americas based in cooperation, solidarity, and the right to live in dignity and well being.
Friday, 6/10 | 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Concert | Jillesque, Combo Chimbita
Friday, 6/10 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Featuring: Jillesque, Combo Chimbita
Described by NPR’s Alt.Latino as an “otherworldly presence,” Combo Chimbita is the creative unity of Carolina Oliveros (vocals, guacharaca), Niño Lento es Fuego (guitar), Prince of Queens (bass, synthesizers) and Dilemastronauta (drums), who together transcend common concepts of time and nationality.
Afro-Caribbean transcendance, bewildering chants, booming drums and psychedelic distortion lay the rhythmic foundation for IRÉ; a testament to the ever expanding scope of Combo Chimbita’s sonic palette and their modes of resistance in realms both spiritual and terrestrial.
“Within the saga of Combo Chimbita,” reflects Niño Lento es Fuego about each of the band’s releases, “El Corredor del Jaguar (2016) finds this eternal being lost outside their realm and returning to Abya Yala (2017) in order to heal and restore peace to the continent. Ahomale (2019) appears as a guiding energy of resistance and now IRÉ (2022) represents those chosen to lead the revolution and materialize the good fortunes foretold in their divinations.” Like the jaguar before them, Combo Chimbita carries on; delicate, resilient and roaring.