June 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday June 21st 3:00pm-5:00pm (Part 1)
Sunday June 28th 3:00pm-5:00pm (Part 2)
Part I – Where we are coming from?
In this two-part discussion-centered theory and practice course, participants will explore the origins of the United States, a settler-colonial nation grounded in dehumanizing “chattel-ization,” white supremacy and the mass extraction of labor, racialized narratives in the service of social ranking, and the formation of apartheid structures institutionalized by law and enforced by social custom and violence.
Part II – Where we can go?
Building upon this history, participants will examine and discuss the transformative potential of human rights as lived norms, not abstract legal principles – “a human rights culture” — upon which to ground individual and collective demands for what is needed to live, like housing, healthcare, living wage work with dignity, and more. We will also discuss the many possibilities of building inter-dependent collaborative structures informed by the solidarity economy that support the lived expression of human rights values, such as worker cooperatives and community land trusts, toward creating a self-determined, sustainable health and healing economy in low income, and black and brown communities.
Kimberly Westcott is a practicing lawyer and instructor who works in the areas of prison abolition, anti-racism and human rights.
Robert Drinan is a practicing lawyer in the area of labor and employment in New York City.
Registrants will receive course information and materials a week before the course begins.
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