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Saturday, April 18 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Saturday Opening Plenary: Protesting During COVID-19

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We may be distant, but we won’t be quiet: New forms of protest in a time of social distance. As COVID-19 continues to inflame all existing inequities, we need to confront power more than ever. Yet, opportunities to use our skills and experience to disrupt and protest are limited by our need to keep each other safe via social distancing.

Our panelists will discuss creative ways they’ve protested since the US outbreak. From car rallies to rent strikes plus some hush-hush nightime public art plans, come get inspired to think of new ways to fight for ourselves and everyone who is vulnerable during a time when staying quiet is even less of an option than ever.

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Rafael Shimunov

Creative Director, National Working Families Party
Rafael Shimunov (he/his) is a creative and political activist in Queens, NYC. He’s directed creative and digital at Working Families Party, which organized its 12 state organizations to primary corporate Democrats with progressives in hundreds of local elections. Deeply involved... Read More →

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Stephen Lurie

Campaign Director, Never Again Action
Stephen Lurie is the campaign director for Never Again Action, a Jewish-led movement fighting for an end to detention and deportation and for legalization for all undocumented people.
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Dornethia Taylor

Dornethia is a wife, mother, manager, educator, community organizer and activist. A Native Washingtonian, Dornethia attended Virginia State University and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of the District of Columbia. She is a Core Organizer... Read More →

Cea Weaver

Cea Weaver is the campaign coordinator of Housing Justice for All, a coalition of over 70 housing organizations that represent tenants and homeless New Yorkers in their fight to end evictions and homelessness, and invest in public housing in New York State.
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Nadine Bloch

Nadine Bloch is the Training Director and Chief Existential Officer for Beautiful Trouble. As an innovative artist, nonviolent action practitioner, political organizer, direct-action trainer, and puppetista, she combines the principles and strategies of people power with creative... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT