Democratic Socialists of America

Red and Green: A Revolutionary Green New Deal

Thursday April 28th (4/28) at 8:30pm ET/7:30pm CT/6:30pm MT/5:30pm PT


Join DSA's National Political Education Committee for a virtual discussion with climate activists and organizers as we explore approaches to winning Green New Deal policies and their revolutionary potential. This will include relevant case studies of the on-the-ground work currently building up a mass movement for a worker-owned green economy, as well as perspectives on successes and future strategies from DSA organizers fighting for a Green New Deal in the United States.

Our speakers will include Sean Estelle, Keith Brower Brown and Patrick Bigger - plus a special guest later in the evening: DSA candidate for NYS Assembly, Sarahana Shrestha!

Sean Estelle, member of DSA’s National Political Committee from 2019-2021, will share reflections from the process of starting a campaign in 2018 to take over a private electric utility and make it publicly owned, and how that process informed work within DSA and the 2020 Presidential primary on questions of public ownership, the electricity system, and mass organizing.

Keith Brower Brown, PhD candidate at UC Berkeley, will speak about how, in California's Central Valley, construction unions and immigrant environmental justice activists built a nationally-rare alliance that swept local elections, empowered workers, and fought ecoapartheid.

Patrick Bigger, research director at the Climate and Community Project, will discuss recent work on debt justice for climate reparations, and how US climate movements can be in solidarity with anti-debt, anti-austerity, pro-reparations campaigns around the world.

Sarahana Shrestha is a lifelong climate organizer and DSA candidate running for NYS Assembly in the state’s 103rd district. She will highlight how her electoral run emerged from her work on the Public Power campaign in New York and the revolutionary potential in DSA’s first-ever GND Slate.

With an event full of wonderful speakers eager to talk about their organizing experiences and radical visions for the future, this is surely an event you won’t want to miss

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