Race and Democracy

The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims, have been born of earnest struggle.
~ Frederick Douglass
I swear to the Lord I still can't see Why Democracy means Everybody but me .... I say it plain, America never was America to me, And yet I swear this oath - America will be!
~ Langston Hughes The history of the United States is a history of race relations. Racism is the lubricant for an economic machine geared towards profit, and it is the poison that sickens American progress. Democracy has always been the subversive antidote to racial injustice. Read here for resources on race and democracy.

Jackson, Miss. using worker-owned cooperatives to advance economic democracy

May 17, 2014
Gracie Davie
news photo

When Iya’Falola Omobola first crossed the Mississippi state border 10 years ago, she felt uneasy. A friend told her that she was “feeling the energy from all those bodies hanging in the trees.” Yet, Omobola’s feeling soon changed. Born into a family of civil rights and labor organizers in Cleveland, Ohio, Omobola came to see Jackson as the Phoenix that rises from the ashes.

WATCH: Ben Manski, Leland Pan, Jolie Lizotte and more on the future of student organizing

November 7, 2013
Liberty Tree Foundation

Last August hundreds of people from across the country convened in Madison, WI for the  2nd Democracy Convention.  Made up of nine individual conferences, the Convention was an extraordinary space for individuals and organizations to network with and learn from one another in the service of building a larger, more dynamic democracy movement.

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