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Together in the Struggle: Solidarity, Allyship, and Community Building

  • District House, Room 132 (map)

The AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy invites you to a panel discussion on theories and tools for effective solidarity, allyship, and community building practices. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, we will come together to explore strategies for uniting in struggle across race, ethnicity, nationality, gender and gender expression, sexuality, ability, religion, and class lines. In the current moment of heightened social mobilization--ranging from the Standing Rock water protectors to Black Lives Matter to the Women’s March--how can we best support one another? What are the hallmarks which make allyship effective, and when does it pose additional burdens--and who gets to decide? How can historic movements inform our current strategies, and what makes these times unique? These topics and more will be addressed by a panel of esteemed experts, and will be followed by a lively Q&A with the audience. Elizabeth Rule, Assistant Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy, will moderate this important discussion. We invite all to join us in this special night of community building and unity. In the words of Dr. King, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”