The Jackson Rising: New Economies Conference will explore the possibility of making Jackson, Mississippi a center and example of economic democracy by building strong cooperatives and other forms of worker owned enterprises and financial institutions that will create jobs with dignity, stability, living wages, and quality benefits. Check out the conference's site for more information.

 

This year, Motor City! “Roots & Remedies 3: Connect. Plot. Build. A National Gathering” is set for July 18-20, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. If you’ve been to a Roots gathering, you know it’s not to be missed. This outside-the-box, interactive convening of committed, big picture thinkers is an action space where we build, plot and connect the dots between issues, movements and each other.

He was known as "America's most revolutionary mayor." Chokwe Lumumba, who died this week at the age of 66, was elected to lead the city of Jackson, Miss. in 2013 with 86 percent of the vote. And in his eight-month tenure, Lumumba earned a reputation for being both practical and visionary, an effective politician who never abandoned his principles of "revolutionary transformation."

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Responding to the tireless work of education justice advocates across the country, and a year after the first Congressional hearing on the School to Prison Pipeline, the Departments of Education and Justice jointly issued a set of Federal Guidelines to change school discipline policies address the widespread pattern in the United States of pushing students out of school

Communities are not just fighting hunger, but also fighting for sources of healthy food in their neighborhoods. Growing food in our communities that is healthy, affordable, and GMO-free is a critical part of any food justice movement. Here are some groups that are taking food production to another level by feeding their communities, reviving tradition, and generating wealth.

South West Organizing Project (SWOP) “Project Feed the Hood”

Moral Mondays and “Fusion Politics” Organizing

As the nation commemorated the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington last month, Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal issued statements claiming that America’s problem is “people being too proud of their ethnic identities and emphasizing their separateness.”

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03/16/2012 - 2:45pm to 03/18/2012 - 5:45pm

NYPD & Capitalist Systems: Organizing for Police Accountability across Black, Muslim, and Latino Communities

Room W608
Saturday, March 17th
12:00pm - 1:50pm

03/16/2012 - 9:00am to 03/18/2012 - 5:30pm

Praxis Project staff members and activists in our extended network will be participating in three workshops at the Left Forum, the largest yearly gathering of left-wing activists in this country. With thousands of participants and over a thousand workshops on every conceivable topic of interest to our movements, the Forum takes place this year at New York City’s Pace University March 16-18.
For more info on this event and directions, the website is at http://www.leftforum.org. We will be doing workshops that take on some of the most pressing issues facing our movements and our society...with people who are the forefront of the struggles around these issues. You will not want to miss these throughout and discussion provoking workshops and we sure don’t want to miss your contribution to them!

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