A RADICAL GATHERING -- June 24-26, 2022
Cultivating The World We All Deserve
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.View the Sessions View the Resources
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?
Welcome & Intros - A Radical Gathering - Day One
Staying with the Struggle
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.
Welcome & Intros - A Radical Gathering - Day Two
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Welcome & Intros - A Radical Gathering - Day Three
Frontline Strategies for Housing Justice
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.
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.
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.