White nationalist regimes escalate campaigns of criminalization and border militarization in the United States and abroad, while working hand in hand with weapons manufacturers and petrochemical corporations dedicated to destroying life and rapidly increasing mass environmental devastation. Outside of Netroots we are building a communal space in Philadelphia grounded in organizing practices that are accountable to visions of divesting resources away from state violence at home and elsewhere, and investing instead in a future for our children, and in people power that remakes the world.
We want to bring organizers and radicals in Philadelphia into conversation with groups working for liberation and a more abundant world across Turtle Island and beyond. Dream Defenders, AFSC, War Resisters League, Adalah Justice Project, and other partners are cocreating a space to bring those in Netroots interested in people-powered movements who have been transforming Philadelphia and the planet into where the real work happens, in community and struggle.
We believe world-making starts within our communities so these sessions will share skills, experiences, and tactics that apply an abolitionist and internationalist framework through local specific strategies that can be enacted wherever you live. Towards a future without war, settler occupation, prisons, and police. Building a future with environmental justice, community safety, global accountability, and abundance.
An event hosted by Adalah Justice Project, AFSC, Dream Defenders, the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, and War Resisters League.
11:00 am - 2:30 pm: Bus Tour of Black Radical History in Philadelphia lead by Mike Africa Jr., preregistration required, can reserve a spot at the ticket link.
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm: Community Dinner with food from Amasi Restaurant and Hookah
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Teach in workshops, choose 1
- Breaking Borders: diaspora internationalist and indigenous organizing
- Disseminating a narrative of decarceration, electing a progressive DA, and moving toward abolition
- Cultural Organizing: Decolonial formations in our cities
- Not your Grandad’s Union: Labor Organizing in the Gig Economy
- People Power Per Million: Environmental Justice and the fight to save our future.
8:45 pm - 9:30 pm: Plenary presentation with Marc Lamont Hill, Kempis "Ghani" Songster, and Mike Africa Jr.