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June 2014

LeftRoots Hangout: Reclaiming Feminist Internationalism at the Grassroots!

June 20, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Dear Friends and Comrades, We are excited to announce our next LeftRoots Hangout with Sandra Morán, Guatemalan human rights organizer, artist, and member of the international secretariat of the World March of Women. Sandra is in the US hosted by the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance for a speaking tour. Join us for a timely conversation about reclaiming feminism at the grassroots, and to hear about the international actions being planned for 2015! You can check out this article to learn more about the World…

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August 2014

LeftRoots HangOut: Assessing Ruling Class Strategy with Willie Baptist

August 15, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Dear Friends, Please join LeftRoots Friday August 15th for our next HangOut with Willie Baptist about the importance of leadership, leadership development and understanding who the ruling class is and what their strategies are. Click here to register. Background: On May 1, 1990, the National Union of the Homeless (NUH) launched a nationally coordinated campaign taking over federally-owned houses in eight cities across the country. Willie Baptist, our guest on the next LeftRoots HangOut, was one of the organizers of the…

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Block the Boat: Stop Israel Action at the Port of Oakland

August 16, 2014 @ 5:00 am - 12:00 pm
West Oakland BART, 1451 7th St
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Zionism isn't welcome in our town! Block the Israeli Zim Ship at the Port of Oakland Saturday, August 16th 5am – meet at West Oakland Bart and march to Berth 57 STOP THE SIEGE ON GAZA! END THE COLONIAL OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE! RIGHT OF RETURN FOR ALL PALESTINIAN REFUGEES! FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS! BOYCOTT, DIVEST, SANCTION! What’s happening? The world has watched in horror as Israel has continued to bombard and devastate Gaza. Millions around the globe have come out…

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October 2014

LeftRoots Report-Back from #FergusonOctober Weekend of Resistance

October 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SoleSpace, 1714 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Join LeftRoots for a report-back from our delegation that joined in the #FergusonOctober Weekend of Resistance from October 10 - 13.According to a report released from the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, every 28 hours, a Black person is killed by the police or by vigilantes. The murders of Renisha McBride, Michael Brown, Aiyanna Stanley, Ezell Ford, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and many more have galvanized a growing movement challenging police violence in Black communities.Resistance in Ferguson, led primarily…

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November 2014

LeftRoots First Anniversary Party!

November 7, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bayanihan Center, 1010 Mission St
San Francisco, CA United States
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It's time to celebrate the successful first year of LeftRoots and all that we are building together. Live performances by the amazing band Bandung 55 & the LeftRoots Kids Choir!  We'll be honoring a movement elder with our first Liberation Legacy Award & celebrating Left leadership across the generations! Featuring internationalist BBQ yumminess, live DJ and a short inspirational program. Bring your lefty, leftist, radical and revolutionary friends and family for the festivities. Come kick it with friends and comrades with…

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February 2015

HangOut with Alicia Garza on the Black Lives Matter Movement

February 25, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Join LeftRoots for our first HangOut of 2015, on the moment and movement of #BlackLivesMatter!   Our featured guest will be Alicia Garza, co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and LeftRoots member. We'll explore the origins of #BlackLivesMatter, its relationship to the Black Liberation Movement, and the critical questions facing Black communities nationally and internationally. We will also tackle the question of whether #BlackLivesMatter is a moment or a movement, and what we can do…

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September 2015

People’s Power & People’s Protagonism: Linking Practice to Visions of Twenty-First Century Socialism

September 13, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presentation Theater, University of San Francisco, 2350 Turk Boulevard
San Francisco, CA United States

Image from SoulJazz Orchestra album cover LEFTROOTS is thrilled to announce West Coast & East Coast events in the US with: MARTA HARNECKER & MICHAEL LEBOWITZ People's Power & People's Protagonism: Linking Practice to Visions of Twenty-First Century Socialism   SF BAY AREA - SEPTEMBER 13TH, 4-6pm * REGISTER HERE NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 18TH, 7-9pm * REGISTER HERE   We are honored to bring Marta Harnecker and Michael Lebowitz to the United States for a special series of…

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December 2015

HangOut on Strategy for Liberation

December 1, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Join us for our next national LeftRoots HangOut, with special guests M Adams and Biju Mathew on left strategies for liberation! Together we will discuss what we mean by 'transformational strategy', why it is crucial and how we can move forward together to build a movement that wins!

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February 2016

CANCELED: Jamala Rogers on ‘Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion’

February 7, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
518 Valencia: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Given the situation with the Super Bowl and transportation on Sunday, we have decided to cancel this event and join forces with Eastside Arts Alliance and their event with Jamala Rogers on Tuesday, February 9. Please come through on Tuesday! More info. here https://www.facebook.com/events/225685694434142/, and thank you for understanding! ____________ Join us for a discussion with Jamala Rogers, founder of the St. Louis based Organization for Black Struggle & author of Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion. Jamala will explore…

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March 2017

“Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela” and “Decolonizing Dialectics” Double Book Event with George Ciccariello-Maher

March 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
SoleSpace, 1714 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Author George Ciccariello-Maher in conversation with Carlos Martinez Sponsored by Jacobin, LeftRoots, and Parrhesia Productions Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available during this event. Our world is suddenly in motion, but what are we fighting and how should we fight it? Long before the election of Donald Trump grassroots revolutionaries were taking to the streets, building alternatives, and fighting back. In Building the Commune, George Ciccariello-Maher takes us back to the explosive emergence of the anti-neoliberal struggle in 1989 Venezuela,…

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