Opening Plenary

Panel 1: Building Movements in Fractured Times

The mid-20th century saw a number of grassroots social movements that reached across different ethnic communities and countries, such as Pan-Africanism and Chicago’s Rainbow Coalition. What lessons can we learn from past multiethnic and transnational grassroots movements? What qualities define a just and equitable collaboration? How can we activate the lessons from history while maintaining an intersectional approach?


Panel 2: Making Your Coalition Move

As xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia sweep across the western world, coalitions have sprung up to resist against the bigotry. How can these coalitions reach across borders to form global coalitions? How do you identify potential partners and build and lead a diverse coalition? What challenges do you face in sequencing priorities and rising above the differences?