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Marian Kramer David Harvey 3 19 13

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Published on Mar 20, 2013

A Talk with Marian Kramer, moderated by David Harvey. Drawing on her experience as a long time organizer Marian Kramer describes the radical struggles to eradicate poverty, reclaim the public good, fight sexism and racism, and build leadership, especially among poor and working class women of color. Mass unemployment. School closures. Rampant misogyny. Police shootings. What does a revolutionary struggle look like today? Detroit-based Marian Kramer has been on the front lines of the welfare rights and civil rights movement for over forty years. Founder and co-chair of the National Welfare Rights Union (NWRU) and founding member of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers she has been a leading organizer in struggles for workers, welfare recipients, low-income mothers, tenants, homeless people, and most recently, for Highland Park residents who have lost their water rights in Detroit. She is the recipient of multiple social justice awards, delegate to international congresses on women`s rights and human rights, coordinator of grassroots summit meetings of poor people's movements, and most recently, co-founder of the Highland Park Human Rights Coalition. David Harvey is author of Rebel Cities:From Right to the City to Urban Rebellion (Verso Books, 2012) and is the director of The Center for Place Politics and Culture at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Camera Joe Friendly

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