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The 1619 Project Discussion for March 2020
Finding What We're FOR, Fighting For What We Love with the University of Orange and the 400 Years of Inequality Organizing Committee
March 16th, 6 - 8 pm, 35 Cleveland Street, Orange, NJ
With hands-on workshops we will learn how to shift from what we are afraid of into “finding what we’re FOR” in order to carry our movements and communities forward. Themes will include the importance of working in coalition, grounding ourselves in history, and shifting from fear to love.
Dominic T. Moulden is a longtime resource organizer at Organizing Neighborhood Equity (ONE DC), a collectively-led organization that builds people power and economic and racial equity in Washington, DC. He is a frequent lecturer at various universities and conferences regarding equitable revitalization, cooperative economics, affordable housing, workplace democracy, community development, and public policy. Moulden is also a community-accountable photographer and social justice documentarian. A native of east Baltimore, his images celebrate Black love and resilience while providing uncompromising witness to the ongoing displacement of Afrodiasporic people in Baltimore and elsewhere in the Americas. His creative practice and organizing work are both dedicated to fostering a culture of health that includes art, joy, and radical resource redistribution.
Our Fellowship is named for Ernest Thompson, a union leader and civil rights pioneer. Thompson started to organize in Orange, NJ, in 1957. He wrote a book about the story of his work in Orange. The book is called, “Homebody Came to Orange: A Story of People’s Power.” It focused on what Thompson thought was the great lesson of the work, the use of coalition to build power for the people.
Dominic Moulden will lead our continuing 400 Years of Inequality work with the project “The People’s Platform for Equity: Finding What We’re FOR and Fighting for What We Love” launching at Jan Term 2020.
Visit the University of Orange website for more information: http://www.universityoforange.org/newsite/