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People Get Ready II is Back On!

January 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Center for Political Education is excited to announce that we have rescheduled the People Get Ready 2 conference for January 20–same place, same time, same powerful opportunity to seize the time and push our movements forward!

People Get Ready 2, a one day conference organized by Center for Political Education, will offer discussions directly assessing the current political terrain while engaging local, national, and international struggles around militarism, worker-organizing, and displacement that shape our world and struggles to come.

We are excited to welcome back most of our speakers and panelists and will drop a detailed program ASAP. In the meantime, please save the date and help us spread the word about People Get Ready 2. And if you haven’t already pre-registered, you can do so by clicking here.

Conference Program (subject to change)


opening session: 12-1pm, Dwinelle 155

  • Maisha Quint, Center for Political Education – Emcee

  • Welcome to the Land Ruth Orta (Bay Miwok, Plains Miwok)

  • Keynote: Rachel Herzing, Center for Political Education



  • Hard Work: New Battles, New Organizing in the Workplace and Beyond, Dwinelle 215

    • Yulisa Elenes, UNITE HERE local 2850

    • Lourdes Martinez, Mujeres Unidas y Activas

    • Saba Waheed, UCLA Labor Center

    • Moderator—Kung Feng, Jobs with Justice, SF

  • Spanning the Globe: Internationalist Solidarity vs. US Militarism, Dwinelle 219

    • Ellen Choy—Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans

    • Lara Kiswani, Arab Resource and Organizing Center

    • Walter Turner, Africa Today (KPFA)

    • Moderator—Jaron Browne, Grassroots Global Justice

  • Taking Stock: Analyzing the Political Terrain after the Midterms, Dwinelle 155

    • Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade

    • Tony Samara Urban Habitat/Right to the City

    • Linda Evans, North Bay Organizing Project

    • Nikki Fortunato Bas, Oakland City Councilperson-Elect

    • Moderator—Rachel Herzing, Center for Political Education

  • Land: The Basis of Freedom, Justice, and Equality, Dwinelle 209

    • Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, writer and historian

    • Cathi Tactaquin National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

    • Edgar Xochitl and Alondra Aragon, PODER/Urban Campesinexs

    • Moderator—Jason Ferreira, Center for Political Education

Who’s Got the Power? How to Assess the Balance of Forces (workshop), Dwinelle 223

    • Rebecca Gordon, University of San Francisco


Reclaiming MLK’s Radical Legacy: A workshop with Third World Resistance

  • Leslie Tran, Viet Unity

  • Diyala Shihadih, Palestinian Youth Movement


LUNCH 2:45-3:15



Part 2 opening session: 3:15-4:15pm, Dwinelle 155

  • Francesca Fiorentini, Newsbroke (AJ+) – Emcee

  • Poem: Donté Clark

  • Keynote: Maria Poblet, LeftRoots


  • Fighting to Win: Cultivating a Successful Left Strategy, Dwinelle 215

    • Brace Belden Democratic Socialists of America, SF

    • Francesca Fiorentini, Newsbroke (AJ+)

    • Pierre Laboissiere, Haiti Action Committee

    • Maria Zamudio, LeftRoots

    • Moderator—Isaac Ontiveros, Center for Political Education

  • Against Displacement: Freedom to Stay, Freedom to Move, Freedom to Return, Dwinelle 223

    • Vanessa Moses, Causa Justa :: Just Cause

    • Leila Sayed-Taha, Arab Organizing and Resource Center

    • Fred Sherburn-Zimmer, Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco
    • Moderator – Elsadig Elsheik, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, UC Berkeley

  • No Pasarán: Strategies to Defeat Fascism and the Authoritarian Right, Dwinelle 155

    • Meghan Whelan—Gabriela Oakland

    • Divya Sundar, Alliance of South Asians Taking Action

    • Bruno Tucunduva Ruvario, International Socialist Organization

    • Tur-ha Ak, Community Ready Corps

    • Moderator—Pablo Salazar

  • Deep and Wide: Building Alliances with Teeth, Dwinelle 209

    • Ny Nourn, California Coalition for Women Prisoners and Survived and Punished

    • Mohamed Shehk, Stop Urban Shield Coalition

    • Vivian Huang, Asian Pacific Environmental Network

    • Claude Marks, Freedom Archives
    • Moderator—Greg Hom

  • Toward 2020: Community Power at the Ballot Box and on the Streets, (workshop) Dwinelle 219

    • Calvin Cheung-Miaw– Left Inside/Outside Project

    • Emily Lee—SF Rising Action Fund

PEOPLE GET READY 2 is endorsed by:
Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA), Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), Ambedkar King Study Circle, Asians 4 Black Lives, Bay Resistance, Bay Rising, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Catalyst Project, Causa Justa :: Just Cause, Chinese Progressive Association, Northern Calif. Committees of Correspondence for Democracy & Socialism, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, Critical Resistance, Dignidad Rebelde, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, Eastside Arts Alliance, End Solitary Santa Cruz County, Freedom Archives, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, GABRIELA–SF, generative somatics, Haiti Action Committee, Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Jobs with Justice San Francisco, Labor and Community Studies–City College of San Francisco, LeftRoots, Movement Generation, National Lawyers Guild SF, National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (NNIRR), Organizing Upgrade, Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM), PODER (SF), Race and Resistance Studies, Survived and Punished, Teachers 4 Social Justice, Underground Scholars Initiative, VietUnity



January 20, 2019
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley