Doors open at 11 AM - panels, workshops, sectoral exchanges, plenaries, cultural performances, concerts, art workshops, craft & resource fair
JUNE 8, 2022 - PROGRAM
Panel | DEMOCRACY FOR WHO?: The consequences of U.S. interventions in the Americas
Wednesday, 6/8 | 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers: Alina Duarte, Fidelina Mena Corrales, Gail Walker, Xochitl Sanchez
This session will dive into some of the examples of the ways in which the Organization of American States (OAS), acts on behalf of the interests of the rich, facilitating U.S. interventions across Latin America and the Caribbean, and consequently impacting democratic processes and people’s movements across the Americas.
Panel | SOLIDARITY BEYOND BORDERS: Building a People's Internationalism
Wednesday, 6/8 | 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Featured Speakers: Rabab Abdulhadi, David Adler, Angelica Salas, Leonardo Luna Alzate
Join organizers from the front lines of different struggles to share perspectives on how they develop solidarity across differences, building unity, strength, and resistance in the face of U.S. imperialist violence and oppression.
PANEL | LET CUBA LIVE! Young Voices Against the Blockade
Wednesday, 6/8 | 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Liberal Arts Building 101
Featured Speakers: Ashley Elias, Danaka Katovich, Deja Gaston
The blockade imposed by the U.S. on Cuba intentionally strangles the Cuban people’s ability to obtain goods, materials, equipment necessary for life and well-being. It also deprives people living in the U.S. of all of the medical, economic, cultural, and intellectual benefits that Cuba can offer, particularly for young people embedded in the struggle for a society based on care and solidarity, not profit and exploitation.
Join this panel to hear the perspectives of young leaders of social movements in the the US on what we can learn from the Cuban project and their strategies and proposals for building solidarity and ending the blockade.
Panel | PEOPLE OVER PROFIT: Health as a Human Right Across the World
Wednesday, 6/8 | 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Featured Speakers: Dr. Ana Malinow, Dr. Bita Amani, Bill McKibben, Carlos Marroquin
The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed almost a million lives in the United States, and made clear that the richest country in the world continues to value economic profit over the well-being of humanity. This session will uplift examples of social solidarity and struggles that fight against the privatization of healthcare and for a world in which health is prioritized for all.
Plenary | THE STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY
Wednesday, 6/8 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Featured Speakers: Melina Abdullah, Pablo Alvarado, Phil Agnew, Citlalli Hernandez
In the U.S., voting rights are under attack. Across the Americas, the U.S. uses its force to undermine efforts of Latin American and Caribbean people to build democracy from below. How, then, can the U.S. claim to be the defender of democracy across the world?
Join us to hear the perspectives of those who represent people’s movements in the fight for a democracy–one that truly works in the interests of the majority, the workers, and the poor, rather than catering only to the rich and the elite.
Concert | DJ Habibeats, Los Jornaleros del Norte, QUITAPENAS
LOS JORNALEROS DEL NORTE began singing 15 years ago about and for the worker and immigrant community in the United States. It was an immigration raid at a corner of day laborers in the City of Industry, California, which was the impetus for the creation of music and poetry of resistance for them. On that day, a day laborer and musician, Omar Sierra, wrote “El Corrido de Industry” which recounted the events of the raid. This inspired others to share their stories through song and with the help of Pablo Alvarado, founding member and Director of NDLON (National Day Labor Organizing Network), day laborers began to write, sing, and share their struggles and hopes through music and poetry. Since then, they’ve become the soundtrack for the day laborer and immigrant community’s struggle for visibility, inclusion, and equality. Their songs are a historical document of the experiences of the migrant worker community in the United States.
QUITAPENAS is a tropical Afro-Latin combo born under the warm California sun. With a generous nod to the aesthetics of the 60s, 70s and 80s, a QUITAPENAS performance is an invitation to harness the energies of the Latin American and African liberation movements: Angola, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and beyond. The name means “to remove worries.” Everybody has a “pena” and the mission of QUITAPENAS is simple: to make you dance and leave you without a worry.