Generations of Activists: A Dialogue

Posted by on March 17, 2006

Generations of Activists: A Dialogue
Wednesday, May 10, 6 ? 9 pm
1199C Union of Hospital and Healthcare Workers
100 S. Broad Street, 10th Floor

Generations of Philadelphia?s activists are connected by a sense of commitment to social justice. While the political landscape and historical context have changed through the years, the struggles, triumphs, and even disappointments are familiar across the decades. Join this extraordinary panel discussion, as members of our community, each of whom joined the social justice movement during a different era, share stories of their activism across generations.

About the panelists:
Bob Brand joined the fight for civil rights as a high school student in the early ?60s and went on to resist the draft during the Vietnam War. He is currently active in the anti-war movement and is the founder of the consulting firm Solutions for Progress.

Gloria Casarez has been active in student and community organizing for 14 years. She is Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative (GALAEI) and Co-chair of the board of directors of Bread & Roses Community Fund

Louis Massiah is a filmmaker who has documented local and international struggles. He is founder and Executive Director of Scribe Video Center, a 23-year-old media arts center that helps people use video for personal expression and progressive social change.

Nijmie Dzurinko is an organizer, poet, popular educator, and movement strategist. She has been organizing in Philadelphia for 12 years, with a focus on supporting youth campaigns for public school reform and international campaigns for human rights in the West Bank.

Ruth Balter began her activism in the ?40s as a student at Brooklyn College in New York and has been active in peace and human rights work in Philadelphia since the ?70s. She currently works with the Women?s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Darfur Action Coalition.

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