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This webinar will be interpreted into Spanish. // Este seminario virtual se interpretará al español.
Join Bill Fletcher Jr, an activist, author and speaker who is an expert on labor, movements and economic justice, and Anne Price, President of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development and Board Chair of UFE, and Oscar Chacon, ED of Alianza Americas, to discuss their reflections on the election and what's next as our movements for justice respond to our post-election reality. Gloribell Mota, Leader of Neighbors United for a Better East Boston (NUBE) and UFE board member, will moderate the panel. This webinar will be live interpreted in Spanish.
Únase a Bill Fletcher Jr, activista, autor y conferencista experto en trabajo, movimientos y justicia económica, y Anne Price, Presidenta del Insight Center for Community Economic Development y Presidenta de la Junta de UFE, y Oscar Chacon, ED de Alianza Américas , para discutir sus reflexiones sobre las elecciones y lo que sigue a medida que nuestros movimientos por la justicia responden a nuestra realidad postelectoral. Gloribell Mota, líder de Vecinos Unidos por un mejor East Boston (NUBE) y miembro de la junta de UFE, moderará el panel.
- Bill Fletcher Jr has been an activist since his teen years. Upon graduating from college he went to work as a welder in a shipyard, thereby entering the labor movement. Over the years he has been active in workplace and community struggles as well as electoral campaigns. He has worked for several labor unions in addition to serving as a senior staffperson in the national AFL-CIO. Fletcher is the former president of TransAfrica Forum; a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies; an editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com; and in the leadership of several other projects. Fletcher is the co-author (with Peter Agard) of “The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941”; the co-author (with Dr. Fernando Gapasin) of “Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice“; and the author of “‘They’re Bankrupting Us’ – And Twenty other myths about unions.”
- Anne Price is the first woman President of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development. She previously served as Director of the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative at Insight from 2011 to 2016. Anne is an experienced researcher, advocate and trainer. She has spent 25 years in the public sector working on a wide range of issues including child welfare, hunger, welfare reform, workforce development, community development and higher education. Prior to joining the Insight Center, Anne served as Project Director for California Tomorrow’s Community College Access and Equity Initiative. Anne also spent several years at Seattle’s Human Services Department where she served as the Community Development Block Grant Administrator and Strategic Advisor to the Director.
- Oscar A. Chacón is a co‐founder and executive director of Alianza Americas, a Chicago-based national network of Latin American immigrant‐led and immigrant serving organizations in the US. Chacón is an immigrant from El Salvador, and an organizer and leader on community justice struggles at the local, national, and international levels for more than 40 years. He has occupied leadership positions in multiple organizations including various international solidarity networks in the 1980's, Centro Presente, Oxfam America, the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights. Chacon is a frequent spokesperson, domestically and internationally, on economic, social, political, and cultural struggles involving Latin American immigrant communities, including the nexus between economic inequality, human mobility, and white supremacy.
- Gloribell Mota was born in Brooklyn, NY from immigrant parents from El Salvador and the Dominican Republic. For a decade she has gained experience at local, state, and national levels as a community organizing, mentor, and facilitator working to advance the leadership capacity of young adults and people of color communities. In 2007, she was a candidate for state representative, running a grassroots campaign with over 125 volunteers on Election Day and thousands of voters identified. Although, she did not win it planted the seeds and renewed her commitment to social movement and building community power. As co-founder and lead coordinator of Neighbors United for a Better East Boston (NUBE), she feels blessed to share her experience and skills in leaded the organization's capacity, leadership development, and political engagement work. She is lifted by music, dance, and communing with nature. Gloribell has lived in East Boston for 25 years with her two children Eddie and Genesis and their community dogs Leah and Chico.