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Shifting Focus: Organizing for an EcoSocialist Future – A UC Regents’ Lecture by Kali Akuno

April 11, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm

At this University of California Regents’ Lecture, Kali Akuno — organizer, educator, writer, and advocate for human rights and social justice — will lay out a path for protecting our precious planet by discarding capitalism in favor of an eco-socialist approach that employs the democratic tools of the solidarity economy. Leading climate scientists warn that we have less than 10 years to make a serious course correction to avert a catastrophic threat to the Earth’s life systems, including that of the human race. Working within the logic of the capitalist system, which depends on the need for constant growth, won’t work, Akuno says. Instead, he calls for a bottom-up transformation centered on the principles of decolonization, anti-imperialism, anti-capitalism, anti-racism, anti-heterosexism and degrowth.

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Kali Akuno is a co-founder and director of Cooperation Jackson, which is an emerging network of worker cooperatives and supporting institutions. Cooperation Jackson is fighting to create economic democracy by creating a vibrant solidarity economy in Jackson, MS that will help transform Mississippi and the South. You can find more information about Cooperation Jackson at www.CooperationJackson.org.

Kali is also the co-editor of “Jackson Rising: the Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, MS”, and the author of numerous articles and pamphlets including the Jackson-Kush Plan: the Struggle for Black Self-Determination and Economic Democracy”, “Until We Win: Black Labor and Liberation in the Disposable Era”, “Operation Ghetto Storm: Every 28 Hours report” and “Let Your Motto Be Resistance: A Handbook on Organizing New Afrikan and Oppressed Communities for Self-Defense”.


April 11, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:50 pm


UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
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Kerckhoff Grand Salon
308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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