DIRECT ACTION

Chamber of Commerce  |  3:30pm–4:30pm

On this panel, political thinkers and activists discuss the role of civil disobedience, grass roots organizing, and property damage, and what these things mean to the building of a movement in the streets.

CAT BROOKS is the co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project as well as a member of ONYX, the Black Power Network, Black Lives Matter-Bay Area, and one of the Black Friday 14; a group of Black activists who locked down the West Oakland BART station on Black Friday in 2014.

L.A. KAUFFMAN is the author of Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism. She has spent more than thirty years immersed in radical movements as a participant, strategist, journalist, and observer.

SARAH LEONARD is a senior editor at The Nation and co-editor of The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for a New Century. She is a contributing editor to Dissent and The New Inquiry.