Tag: Social Movements

The Strategic Role of Oppressed Communities of Color: Lessons from the Environmental Justice Movement

Bill Gallegos
“The Critical Relationship between US History and the Climate Crisis”
Tuesday, February 24, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
“How a Grassroots Movement of People of Color Defeated Chevron Oil in Richmond, California”
Wednesday, February 25, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty & Public
Thursday, February 26, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

BILL GALLEGOS is Director of the Energy Program and former Executive Director of Communities for a Better Environment (CBE), one of the preeminent environmental justice organizations in the nation. The mission of CBE is to build people’s power in California’s communities of color and low income communities to achieve environmental health and justice by preventing and reducing pollution and building green, healthy and sustainable communities and environments. Gallegos has more than four decades of experience in developing community-based organizations and coalitions, with such responsibilities as strategic planning, program development, staff development, resource development, and program management. Gallegos is the first recipient of the Havens Center’s Activist-in-Residence Writing Fellowship.

Turning a Moment into a Movement

Max Rameau
“How Social Movements Change Society”
Tuesday, October 27, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
“Black Community Control over the Police”
Wednesday, October 28, 7pm, Elvehjem L160, 800 University ave.
Organizing Workshop
Thursday, October 29, 7pm, UW South Madison Partnership, 2312 South Park Street

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Regional and International Studies

MAX RAMEAU is a Haitian born pan-African theorist, campaign strategist, organizer and author. He is co-founder of Take Back the Land, an organization dedicated to addressing issues of land, self-determination and homelessness in the black community. Rameau is the author of Take Back the Land, which recounts the experiences and political theory behind the Umoja village in the Liberty City section of Miami. Since 2013, he has been building the Center for Pan-African Development, a pan-African think tank, and the Positive Action Center, which provides movement theory, support and training to organizations engaged in anti-police brutality campaigns and the emerging demand of black community control over the police.