Programming History: 2008

Black-Brown Alliances from Mexico to California
with Ron Wilkins, Southern California activist, photographer and teacher: Maria Elena Ramirez, Bay Area activist and counselor at Ohlone College; and Sandra Mitchell, Bay Area teach and co-founder, San Francisco Freedom School
Co-sponsored by the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and the Institute on MultiRacial Justice

Dismantle: Policing, Displacement, and the Criminalization of Poverty
with Tiny Gray-Garcia, POOR Magazine; Elder Freeman, All of Us or None, Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth (HOMEY)

The Electoral Arena: Challenges and Opportunities for the 2008 Presidential Election and Beyond
with Linda Burnham, activist, and author of Obama and Clinton: The Tightrope and the Needle”; James Tracy, Bay Area housing organizing and co-author”The Left and Elections”

CHANGE: Environmental Justice and the Fight against the Prison Industrial Complex
with  Susana DeAnda, Community Water Center; Patrice Douglass, Critical Resistance; and Mari Rose Taruc, Asian Pacific Environmental Network

July 26 Celebration
Screening of ¡Salud!, a feature-length documentary about Cuba’s dedication to just health systems around the world.
with discussant Felix Kury, Professor of Raza Studies at SFSU.

Climate Justice vs. California Cap-and-Trade
with Alegria De La Cruz, Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment;  Nile Malloy, Communities for a Better Environment; and Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan, Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project.

You Got to Move: Film Showing and Bay Area Celebration of 75 Years of the Highlander Research Center
with Lucie Phenix, director; Anasa Troutman and Pam McMichael, Highlander Research Center; Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez; and Clayborne Carson

Third Thursdays: The War in Georgia
with Carl Bloice, writer with the Black Commentator

Art and Resistance: A San Francisco Print Collective Art Show
with Favianna Rodriguez
co-sponsored by the San Francisco Print Collective

The National Institute of Corrections and the Prison Industrial Complex
with Bobby Dellelo, American Friends Service Committee

Class on the Economic Crisis with CPE and La Raza Centro Legal
with Karl Beitel, American Federation of Teachers and Nedula Baguio, Bay Area activist and writer

Forum to Defeat Propositions 6 & 9: Targeting Youth of Color, Immigrants and Those Currently Incarcerated
with Shawna Sanchagrin and Nia Sykes from California Coalition for Women Prisoners and Alicia Criado from Books Not Bars

CPE 10th Anniversary

Food Crisis: From the Global Food System to Local Food Justice
with Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and Brahm Ahmadi, Oakland People’s Grocery

What’s Going On: Roundtable Discussion on Prop 8
with Malachi Larrabee-Garza, Community Justice Network for Youth; Betty Jeanne Reuters-Ward, Interfaith Organizer for the No on 8 Campaign and Catalyst Project; Eric See, No on 8 volunteer and Freedom Road Socialist Organization; and Ayoka Turner

Everything Has Changed and All Our Work Remains: Post Election Politics, Opportunities, and Challenges
Linda Burnham, Women of Color Resource Center; Mike Parker, Labor Notes Policy Committee; and moderated by Maria Poblet, St. Peter’s Housing Committee

What’s Going On: Workers in Chicago Take Over and Win
with David Bacon, labor activist and photographer