Monday, May 4, 2009

Workshop Schedule, May 16, 9am - 7pm

9-9:50am Opening, Welcome, Bagels/Coffee

10-11am Workshop Session I. Attendees choose 1 of 4:

  • Working in Solidarity with Communities on the Frontlines
  • Race and the Accumulation of Wealth in North America: A Historical Perspective
  • Where Do We Go?: Increasing Restrictions on Public Housing while Non-profits act like Corporations
  • Keeping the Faith – Struggling to Retain the Energy to Fight Racism

11:10-12:10 Workshop Session II. Attendees choose 1 of 4:

  • Food Justice: Local, Healthy and Sustainably Grown Food for All
  • A Financial Katrina: The Predatory Lending and Foreclosure Crises as a flashpoint for our urban future
  • Workshop on Palestine: Apartheid & the Boycott Divestment & Sanctions Movement
  • In Defense of Mumia: A Call to Action

12:10-1:30pm Lunch, Free Food Provided

1:40-2:40pm Workshop Session III. Attendees choose 1 of 5:

  • Beyond Gentrification: “Bronzeville Garden,” Community Building Future with our Past
  • Somali culture - Horn of Africa community center inc
  • Reclaiming King’s legacy by “declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism"
  • Histories of Race and Racialization: a critical genealogy of race
  • The Myth of Clean Coal & its Legacy of Environmental Racism

2:50-3:50pm Workshop Session IV. Attendees choose 1 of 4:

  • Transportation Racism/Classism/Autonomy
  • Latino Workers in Ohio: Migration and Capitalism
  • Confronting the Racist Court System: Community Alternatives & Strategies for Taking Action
  • “Reimagining Each Other”: A Community Roundtable

4-5pm Workshop Session V. Attendees choose 1 of 4:

  • Agricultural Inequality at Home and across the Globe: Are Urban Gardens the Solution to Food Racism?
  • racism & anti-racism in the anarchist movement
  • Johnny, What do you Learn at the University?: White-Supremacist, Capitalist Patriarchy in the Academic Industrial Complex
  • Using media to bridge the cultural gap - Danjir Community Development

5:10-6:10pm Workshop Session VI. Attendees choose 1 of 4:

  • Social Change through the Arts: emphasis on Capoeira Angola
  • Responding to Oppression: What could I say?
  • Honor Nkrumah: The Global Crisis calls for Global Unity - Build One Unified Socialist Africa
  • The History of Hip Hop and Social Justice

6:20-7pm Closing

Entertainment, 9pm on: Hip-hop acts and poetry at Victorians Midnight Café, 251 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH

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the Organize CBUS Collective is a network of students and community members in columbus, oh formed to set up and facilitate the state-wide Confronting Racism: Building United Movements conference happening at Ohio State University on May 16th, 2009. We are committed to providing an organizing space for students and community members throughout Ohio, especially women, people of color, queer, and working-class people, to develop the skills and the vision they need to struggle for a collective liberation against corporate power and institutional oppression. To this end it is our goal to; 1) Provide a program that will support a network of participants in developing an overall radical political analysis, organizing skills, and ability to think strategically 2) Place our current anti-racist work within a historical context of Ohio’s multi-racial struggles. 3) Highlight the work of Ohio-based organizations working toward social justice and provide said organizations with support through volunteer placement initiatives