Dec 12: Another World is Possible

Saturday, December 12, 2020 – 1 pm-3 pm PST

Go to this website to register for this webinar. We will also be broadcasting live on our YouTube channel. Check out our virtual conference PROGRAM.

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Cat Brooks (she/her) – Panelist

Cat Brooks is a momma, actress, activist, advocate, poet, and performer. She serves as the Executive Director of the Justice Teams Network, a network of grassroots activists providing rapid response and healing justice in response to all forms of state violence across California. She is the co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) whose mission, through a pioneering First Responder process, is to rapidly respond to and ultimately eradicate state violence in communities of color.

Cat Brooks for Oakland

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Talila A. Lewis aka TL (no gender pronouns) – Panelist

Talila A. Lewis (aka TL) is a community lawyer, consultant, educator, organizer and artist. TL has been at the cutting edge of critically intersectional thought, education, organizing, advocacy and litigation that highlights and addresses the nexus between race, class, disability, other marginalized identities, and structural inequity for over a decade. TL currently serves as a consultant on various topics including racial, economic, gender, and disability justice and as an expert on cases involving deaf/disabled people.

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Photo of Youth Vs Apocalypse at the youth-led climate strike march on September 20th, 2019. YVA’s demands were: We demand a safe, healthy, and just planet, We demand justice and asylum for people displaced by climate change, We demand policy based on science, which means we must make immediate plans to get off fossil fuels and reverse carbon pollution in the next 5 to 10 years, We demand that people, not corporations, influence politics, We demand equal rights for all, We demand that humans protect the rights of nature, & We demand a just transition.

Youth vs. Apocalypse – Panelists

We are a Bay Area-based diverse group of young climate justice activists. We work together to amplify the voices of youth, in particular, youth of color to fight for a livable climate and an equitable, sustainable, and just world. We organize youth-led actions and bring more young people into the movement.

Youth vs. Apocalypse

This is the Time

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Diana Gameros (she/her) – Special Guest Performer

Diana Gameros is a singer, songwriter, music instructor and activist. Her music reflects the 21st century experiences of an artist at the borderlands between cultures, languages, and genres. Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Diana moved to the Bay Area in 2008. Since then, Diana has used music as a platform to bring light to her Latinx heritage and to expand the conversation around social justice issues especially those involving the immigrant community.

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Dr. Farima Pour-Khorshid (she/her) – Co-MC

Farima Pour-Khorshid is a former elementary school teacher and now serves as a professor at the University of San Francisco. She is also a grassroots organizer with the Teachers 4 Social Justice and a board member for the Education for Liberation Network, the Abolitionist Teaching Network, Abundant Beginnings and Quetzal Education Consulting.

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Andrew Yeung – (he/they) – Co-MC

Andrew Yeung is a community-based educator, organizer, and storyteller. He co-creates at the RYSE Youth Center, organizes with Teachers for Social Justice, and builds with his neighborhood mutual aid project.  He resides on unceded Huchiun Ohlone land.

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