On Juneteenth, Black activists and other POC allies will get together to discuss the history of Black health under capitalism, the current Covid capitalist crisis and how to Fightback. We will hear a series of report backs and have panelists give their analysis of the past and present as we chart next steps in the fight for Black liberation as socialists.
edna bonhomme: A historian, activist writer, and art worker whose work interrogates the archaeologies of (post)colonial science, embodiment, and surveillance. She lives in Berlin, Germany and has organized with Black Lives Matter Berlin and Frauenstreik in Berlin. Edna will speak about the history of Black public health under US capitalism.
Vanessa Wills: Political philosopher, ethicist, educator, and activist working in Washington, DC. She is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The George Washington University. Vanessa will speak about Black life under Covid capitalism.
Daytriàn Mariell: Organizer & the niece of one of the New Orleans Sanitation workers who are on strike for better wages & PPE. Daytrian will give an update on the significance of this struggle and how we can build solidarity.
Jessica Garraway: Lives in the twin cities and is part of a collective which took over a vacant hotel which is now run as a homeless shelter. Jessica will provide an update from the frontlines of the struggle for justice for George Floyd.
Juliana Góes: A Brazilian activist and PhD student in the US. Juliana will give an update on the struggle for Justice for Jaõa Pedro and the parallels with George Floyd.
Alicia Hernández: Co-Chair of the STL DSA chapter and local AFROSOC Caucus in St. Louis, Missouri. She is creator of the STL ICE Rapid Response Line, a response hotline that supports community members concerned about ICE enforcement in their neighborhoods. Alicia will give an update about how Latinx people are building solidarity with the Black struggle.