Popular struggles– ranging from earliest modern labor movements in Britain and the US, to the global Black Liberation movement, to Energiewende and other climate justice campaigns in Europe– have all demonstrated that to be successful, “resistance” work must go hand in hand with concrete visionary organizing.
The panel features leaders from across the country sharing how their communities have organized to simultaneously fight back far-right attacks and build powerful bottom-up solutions that model economic democracy, sustainability, and social justice as cornerstones of a new world in waiting.
Harper Bishop – Open Buffalo
Julia Ho – Solidarity Economy St. Louis
Iya Ifalola Omobola – Cooperation Jackson
Amara Enyia – Public Policy Expert
Anand Jahi – New Economy Coalition (Moderator)
This panel took place at NEC's 2017 Member Gathering at the University of Illinois, Chicago and was co-hosted by In These Times.