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Friday, October 20 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Radical Organizing: Successful Strategies to Transform Institutions and Systems
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In these times of upheaval and radical transformation, the goal is systemic change to bring about justice, democracy and values of compassion and inclusion. Building movements requires sustained and deft organizing. Visionary organizers share their perspectives, strategies and tactics. Hosted by Taj James, co-founder, Movement Strategy Center. With: Saru Jayaraman, leading labor organizer, key figure in the “Fight for $15;” Sonali Sangeeta Balajee, former governmental Senior Policy Advisor on equity, and current Senior Fellow with the Haas Institute, who brings a racial equity lens to local governments; Jeremy Haile, a co-author of the Indivisible Guide.

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Saru Jayaraman

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
Saru Jayaraman, the award-winning Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United), Director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC, Berkeley, and author of Behind the Kitchen Door and Forked: A New Standard for American Dining, co-founded ROC after 9/11 with... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
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Sonali Sangeeta Balajee

Sonali Sangeeta Balajee, a Portland, Oregon-based activist and thought leader, with over 20+ years’ experience in racial equity, social justice, the arts, healing, and transformative change work, is a consultant working locally, nationally and internationally and is a Senior Fellow... Read More →
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Jeremy Haile

Jeremy Haile, a longtime activist and co-author of the groundbreaking organizing tool for progressives, theIndivisible Guide, served as Legislative Aide to Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D- Austin) (along with Indivisible Executive Director Ezra Levin) until 2012. Since then, he has worked in... Read More →
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Taj James

Taj James, an award-winning activist with a long, successful track record in social justice organizing, is the founder/Executive Director of Movement Strategy Center (MSC), which he launched in 2001 to help weave the strands of the progressive community into a movement capable of... Read More →

Friday October 20, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
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