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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Anti-Capitalist Practice & Local Organizing Work

As part of Center for Political Education's Marxism 101 class, Irma Salvatierra Shauf-Bajar (GABRIELA USA), Linda Evans (All of Us or None), Jill Shenker (National Domestic Workers Alliance) and Gopal Dayaneni (Movement Generation) discuss anti-capitalist theory and practice in grassroots organizing work. Irma Salvatierra Shauf-Bajar is the Chairperson of Gabriela USA’s National Executive Committee. GABRIELA is an alliance of over 200 groups in the Philippines fighting for the liberation of all oppressed Filipino women and for all Filipinos. GABRIELA-USA brings that struggle to the United States and operates in six regions of this country. She also has a history of organizing for queer liberation and community safety. Linda Evans is a life-long anti-imperialist and anti-racist activist. She was a political prisoner for 16 years, released from federal prison in 2001. Since then, she has been a co-founder and organizer with All of Us or None and works statewide and nationally to support other social justice organizations. Jill Shenker has been doing domestic worker organizing for the past 15 years, first with the San Francisco Day Labor Program Women's Collective and then with the National Domestic Workers Alliance and International Domestic Workers Federation. In addition, she has been involved in white anti-racist organizing & education; arts activism, including as a collective owner of Liberation Ink; queer and Jewish youth organizing, and Jewish anti-zionist Palestine solidarity work. Gopal Dayaneni is a staff collective and planning committee member for Movement Generation. He is a campaigner, trainer, advocate, and parent who has been involved in fighting for social, economic, environmental and racial justice through organizing & campaigning, teaching, writing, speaking and direct action since the late 1980’s, and works at the intersection of ecology, economy and empire.

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