[act-ma] May 29th: A New Democracy Movement! Brown Bag Lunch at Community Change
dewolfe.kelly at gmail.com
Thu May 16 07:02:15 PDT 2013
*A New Democracy Movement! Brown Bag Luncheon with Aaron Tanaka*
*May 29th at 12pm*
*at Community Change, Inc. Yvonne Pappenheim Library*
*14 Beacon st., Boston, MA*
*AARON TANAKA*, recipient of our 2012 Drylongso award, will lead a
brown bag discussion on his ideas for a new economic framework to combat
racism systemically. After more than 7 years of organizing,
Aaron will present some key challenges that exist in combatting
systemic unemployment, and share potential strategies for building a
racially equitable economic future. Aaron will introduce the framework of
Economic Democracy as an alternative to both unregulated capitalism and
state controlled socialism, and will discuss how these ideas could help
pave a path for new organizing and long term movement building in the US.
As the co-founder and former executive director of the Boston Workers
Alliance, Aaron had the opportunity to help support campaigns and economic
development projects to challenge the crisis of joblessness in Boston's
communities of color. The Boston Worker's Alliance is well known for its
leadership role in a nationally heralded campaign to reform the state's
CORI (criminal record) system. BWA has also assisted thousands of residents
with CORI sealing and job search in its Grove Hall office, and has become a
notable political force within Boston's movement building community.
*Please RSVP *to kelly at communitychangeinc.org
or by phone at 617.523.0555
A $5 Donation is suggested.
Building is wheelchair accessible.
The event will also be streamed live at http://ustre.am/JDvY
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