Programming History: 2006

Freedom Fighters 101: Che & the Women of the Black Panther Party
A two-part workshop for young people to look more deeply at individual revolutionary icons, the struggles they were a part of, their continuing legacy, and what it means that a figure like Che appears on handbags and advertisements today.

World Social Forum/Venezuela Report Back
An event with Bay Area grassroots activists who attended the World Social Forum in Caracas, Venezuela, in January 2006.

Music and Resistance Film Series
Part 2, including showings and discussions of Black Wax (Gil Scott Heron), Letter to the President, Strange Fruit (about the song Billie Holliday made famous) and Space is the Place (Sun Ra).

Discussion on the State of the Movement Against the Prison Industrial Complex
A discussion in partnership with Left Turn Magazine on the state of the movement against the prison industrial complex with activists and organizers from that movement.

From Managua to Baghdad
with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Eric Quezada speaking about U.S. Intervention in Central America in the 80’s, resistance to it and parallels with today’s events in both Latin America and the U.S. War in Iraq.

Vientos de Cambio
A Spanish language event in partnership with People Organized to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER), Mujeres Unidas y Activas and Saint Peter’s Housing Committee that brought 70 members of these three base organizations together to explore social movements, the shift to the Left in Latin America and the implications for organizing in Latin@ communities in the U.S.

Hurricane Katrina Commemoration Film Festival
Featuring Katrina survivors and updates about current work in support of the right to return & a just reconstruction of New Orleans. Again this was a collaborative event with many organizations involved with the Katrina Solidarity Committee.

Report-Back from Lebanon, Syria & Jordan
With War Times Editors Jan Adams & Rebecca Gordon

The Anti-War Big Push & the New Political Moment
With Max Elbaum, War Times & Claire Tran, Freedom Road Socialist Organization Discussion about the challenges and opportunities for the anti-war movement following the November 2006 elections