A RADICAL GATHERING -- June 24-26, 2022

Cultivating The World We All Deserve

Artwork by Sam Kirk @iamsamkirk
Artwork by Sam Kirk @iamsamkirk

We’re a coalition of organizations and individuals working together to host A Radical Gathering -- a virtual space for cultivating the world we all deserve.

A Radical Gathering happened online the weekend of June 24-26, 2022 and included a series of presentations, and panels, covering a myriad of revolutionary and visionary topics.

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When we say the gathering is “radical” we mean that it is for

  • Getting at the roots of problems
  • Thinking outside the realm of what we’ve been taught to believe is possible
  • Exploring big questions and unsettling truths

The gathering is a chance to learn and teach each other, to meet other people doing their part of the work, and to practice some skills we’ll surely need. As we continue to move further into climate collapse and through other violent impacts of global capitalism and colonialism, those of us who have vision should gather, share, and practice together. Will you join us and see where this goes from here?

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The Folks Who Put This Event Together

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Schedule

4:00 PM

Jessica Munger
Jessica Munger

Co-Director

Welcome/ Logistics - Why This Event Now?

Welcome & Intros - A Radical Gathering - Day One

4:45 PM

inabel Uytiepo
inabel Uytiepo

The Co-Conveners

Staying with the Struggle

Staying with the Struggle

6:00 PM

Ajamu Baraka
Ajamu Baraka

National Organizer

Guest Speaker: Ajamu Baraka

Ajamu Baraka is a geopolitical analyst, organizer, writer, and internationally recognized human rights defender with over 50 years of movement work in the U.S. and internationally.

9:30 AM

Welcome/ Logistics – Why This Event Now?

Welcome & Intros - A Radical Gathering - Day Two

10:00 AM

Renata Happle
Renata Happle

Political Ecology

Land and Water Protection

An exciting dive into the new frontier of American environmentalism. Discussions on advocacy strategies for communities all around the country using courts and the power of the people.

11:30AM

Linda Gillison
Linda Gillison

Co-Chair

Reimagining and Reigniting Worker Power

Working people currently face major challenges for economic justice and legitimate control of their workplaces and beyond. Hear some of these challenges as well as ideas and proposals for working people to build diverse coalitions capable of creating real justice and democracy.

1:00 PM

Jennie Spanos
Jennie Spanos

Co-Director

Just Transition on the Gulf Coast

Much of the U.S. portion of the Gulf of Mexico is a sacrifice zone for the fossil fuel industry. Drilling rigs, petrochemical plants, refineries and more cover both water and coastal lands from Texas to Alabama, leaving only Florida free of drilling.

2:30 PM

Ryann Enger
Ryann Enger

Co-Managing Director

Economic Solutions that Wage Life, Not War

Join members of An Economy Of Our Own (AEOO) and Alliance For Just Money (AFJM) for an engaging online forum on radical solutions that get to the root of our problems and that Wage Life, Not War!

4:00 PM

Jessica Munger
Jessica Munger

Co-Director

This is Your Brain on Capitalism

This panel will explore the impacts of capitalism on human psychology and behavior and the human response to living under the pressure of late-stage capitalism and the related crises we’re facing in this historical moment.

5:00 PM

Liza Njuguna  (Radical Care Team)
Liza Njuguna (Radical Care Team)

Strategist, Organizer, and Writer

9:30 AM

Ryann Enger
Ryann Enger

Co-Managing Director

Welcome/ Logistics - Why This Event Now?

Welcome & Intros - A Radical Gathering - Day Three

10:00 AM

Shelly Williams
Shelly Williams

Co-Director

Frontline Strategies for Housing Justice

Frontline Strategies for Housing Justice

1:00 PM

Keyan Bliss
Keyan Bliss

Board of Directors

Corporate Power Resistance

Corporations not only produce goods and services. They govern through their direct and indirect influence to shape laws, regulations and rights affecting every facet of our lives. Panelists will share their experiences of resisting corporate power and discuss ideas and strategies for asserting the rights of people to define their lives, communities and how to ensure a livable world.

2:30 PM

Milly Harmon
Milly Harmon

Co-Director

Organizing Toward Abolition

This panel will explore the Defund the Police movement, the abolition of police and prisons, and the beautiful systems of community care that abolitionist organizers are building up all over the country as alternatives to the violent and carceral status-quo. We will challenge the belief that policing and caging people make communities safer, and envision and organize around new strategies and systems of restorative and transformative justice practices.

4:00 PM

Kira Kelley
Kira Kelley

Organizer

Legal Self Defense

The practice of trying to stay as safe as possible when interacting with law enforcement agents. This training is rooted in the abolitionist understanding that police, ICE, Border Patrol, and prosecutors are the violent enforcement tools of a colonizer system responsible for maintaining racial capitalism and are fundamental barriers to a liberated, sustainable society.

5:00 PM

Liza Njuguna  (Radical Care Team)
Liza Njuguna (Radical Care Team)

Strategist, Organizer, and Writer

Speakers

Ajamu Baraka

Ajamu Baraka

National Organizer

Jeremy Brecher

Jeremy Brecher

Research Director

Roishetta Ozane

Roishetta Ozane

ORGANIZER, SW LOUISIANA / SE TEXAS

Dr. Daniel Lee

Dr. Daniel Lee

Board of Directors

Carmen Rios

Carmen Rios

Consulting Digital Editor

Dr. Riki Ott

Dr. Riki Ott

Marine Toxicologist

inabel Uytiepo

inabel Uytiepo

The Co-Conveners