Barbara Smith Event – Livestream

The Murphy Institute invites you to a forum
cosponsored with 1199SEIU & Cornell University’s Worker Institute:

The Barbara Smith Identity Politics event will be livestreamed on this page. The video will be below this line – starting Friday morning at 9.30am. Until then, please help us spread the about this important event!

Identity Politics: A Foundation for Coalition Building

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.

Barbara Smith
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

Gerry Hudson
Executive Vice President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

George Gresham, President, 1199SEIU UHE will open the panel
Alethia Jones, 1199SEIU UHE Education Director will moderate.

Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York
Will be joining us and offering remarks

Friday March 13, 2015
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

25 West 43rd St, 18th floor
Murphy Institute, SPS, CUNY

Light refreshments will be provided.
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