The event includes a conversation between Professor Deva Woodly and three panelists. Afterwards, there will be a live Q&A session between the panelists and attendees.
Deva Woodly, Associate Professor of Politics; Director of Undergraduate Studies for Politics
Monica Atkins: Monica “Surreal the Messenger” Atkins is a cultural worker and organizer who is passionate about organizing with communities organizing for self-determination and self-governance. Atkins' experience organizing is built upon her leadership within the labor movement, building worker power with unions including The United Auto Workers, American Federation of Teachers, and Communication Workers of America through direct action, cultural events, and more. It is through these experiences that she began to organize solidarity economies as a member of Cooperation Jackson to build worker power & ownership while organizing with the Climate Justice Alliance to expand the Just Transition Framework in the Southeast.
Christopher Paul Harris is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of To Build a Black Future: Blackness and Social Movement in the Time of #BlackLivesMatter, forthcoming with Princeton University Press.
Miriam Ticktin is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research. She has written on immigration, humanitarianism, borders and border walls and political imagination in France and the US, centering questions of gender, race and inequality, including a book entitled Casualties of Care: Immigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France, and a co-edited volume called In the Name of Humanity: the Government of Threat and Care. She is currently finishing a book on – and against--innocence.
This is the first event of the new Initiative for the Study of Power, Politics, and Organizing in the U.S.