- 1 SLAM
- 2 SLAM in Philly
- 3 "Which Way Is Left?"
- 4 Black Left Unity
- 5 Left Forum 2010
- 6 Left Forum 2011
- 7 Left Forum 2013
- 8 Left Forum 2014
- 9 Left Forum 2015
- 10 Left Forum 2018
- 11 "They Say Austerity, We Say Solidarity!"
- 12 Colonialism meme
- 13 David Gilbert Forum
- 14 CUNY Board of Trustees protest
- 15 Right to the City connection
- 16 WE ONLY WANT THE WORLD
- 17 Corky Gonzalez tribute
- 18 "Speaks truth about terrorism, racism and Palestine"
- 19 FUREE
- 20 Rent Freeze Now!
- 21 Mapping Socialist Strategies
- 22 FRSO
- 23 "LEFT FORUM: The Student Movement in NYC"
- 24 MEP Summer Intensive
- 25 Louis E. Burnham Award
- 26 People for Bernie
- 27 Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing
- 28 Left Labor Project Presents: What Happened? What Now?
- 29 "Ungovernable"
- 30 Black Ideological Struggle Webinar
- 31 New York staff
- 32 RLS Stiftung NY staff, 2017
- 33 Upper Manhattan/Bronx DSA Closed Facebook Group
- 34 References
Kazembe Balagun was born in Harlem, NY, received his B.A. in Philosophy from Hunter College. From 2007 to 2013, he was the Education/Outreach Coordinator at the Brecht Forum. Kazembe recently contributed an essay on “We Be Reading Marx Where We From: Socialism and the Black Freedom Struggle” to the book Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA (2014).
Kazembe Balagun was active in Student Liberation Action Movement.
SLAM in Philly
On June 5th 2009 in Philadelphia, Student Liberation Action Movement activists Kazembe Balagun, Lenina Nadal, Jed Brandt, John Kim, and Sasa Ynoa spoke about SLAM’s innovative approach to organizing and why we were fighting for free university education.
This was a combined event called “How do we build radical movements?” with Dan Berger, who (along with Chris Dixon) interviewed people in four revolutionary study groups – Another Politics is Possible (NY), the Activist Study Circles (SF), the LA Crew, and the New York Study Group – talking about leadership, organization, and politics.
"Which Way Is Left?"
Tuesday, July 1, 2008, the Brecht Forum, in association with Freedom Road Socialist Organization's pamphlet Which Way is Left? Theory, Politics, Organization and 21st-Century Socialism, this forum will focus on the above topic.
- Kazembe Balagun, writer, blackmanwithalibrary.com, Brecht Forum
- Herm Jerome, New York Study Group--Party/Study/Party
- Juliet Ucelli, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, OSCL
- Kamau Franklin, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Black Left Unity
Kazembe Balagun's report on Black Left Unity conference.
On the weekend of May 31-Jun 1,2008, dozens of African American organizers, artists and activists convened the first Black Left Unity(BLU) Meeting at the Sonia Hayes Center in Chapel Hill, NC.The gathering was a continuation of the Black Left Unity caucus that meet in Atlanta during the US Social Forum.
- As the BLU statement reads "[In Atlanta] most agreed that the Gulf Coast/Katrina disaster is a defining moment that requires that Black revolutionaries unite and work to build a National Black United Black United Front….. and support a Gulf Coast Reconstruction Movement."The
goals of the conference were to explore the history of the Black liberation Movement(BLM), assess the current political situation as well as looking at the BLM as part of a wider fight back against war and racism.
Participants ranged from independent political activists to members of the Workers World Party, Miami Workers Center, the Los Angeles Labor Strategy Center, Mississippi Workers Center, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Black Workers for Justice and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. Meeting in North Carolina not only provided a geographical advantage for both East Coast and southern activists but a historical grounding as well. North Carolina was the site of the first "sit-ins" in Greensboro, NC as well as the training ground for activists such as Ella Baker. Today, North Carolina is continuing the radical tradition through organizations like Spirit House, UBUNTU, El Kilombo Collective and a number of farming co-operatives.
Coming some ten years after the historic Black Radical Congress in 1998, the BLU gathering was an attempt to articulate the challenges and opportunities facing the Black liberation movement.
- Patrisse Cullors give, in my opinion the best presentation of the opening panel, looking at the Black left through the lens of globalization.The Black community is subject to the neo-liberal demands placed on the Third World. As such, a Black left fight back must include issues of the environment as well as questions of economics. The Labor Strategy Community Center serves a good starting point in terms of thinking about means of what it means to synthesize organizing practice alongside a strong media strategy.
- These problems reflect the overall orientation of the conference organizers who tended to come from more traditional Marxist Leninist backgrounds, who haven't developed positions on how questions of gender, youth and queerness play a fundamental role in defining what is Black.
- This question, was taken up in part by the legendary poet and activist Amiri Baraka. In reference to the question of Obama, Baraka questioned the sincerity of "symbolic politics" over real work. Do we as a Black left continue on the sidelines, decrying, or are we actually developing movements on the ground?
Left Forum 2010
How Things Change As They Stay The Same: Talking Through Racial Categories, Politics, and Organizing in the 21st Century:
- Chair: Matthew Birkhold - Heavy Thinkers, Inc,. Binghamton University
- Kazembe Balagun - Heavy Thinkers, Inc., Brecht Forum
- Melanie Bush - Adelphi University
- Jill Humphries - Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education, Queens College
Left Forum 2011
Revolution and Evolution in the Twenty First Century: Personal and Political Transformation
- Julie Rosier — Founder of Story Owners Collective in Detroit
- Kazembe Balagun — Heavy Thinkers, Brecht Forum
- Matthew Birkhold — Heavy Thinkers, Binghamton University
Left Forum 2013
Fighting Racism in a Post-Racial World Sponsored by: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung - New York Office Participants:
- Kazembe Balagun Chair, Brecht Forum
- Steve Williams Ear to the Ground Project
- Tahir Della Initiative of Black People in Germany
- Luz Schreiber Atl Tlachinolli
Left Forum 2014
Beyond Borders: The Global Fight against Racism
- From the challenges against the Dominican Republic’s “birthright” laws aimed at Haitian émigrés, to their growing influence in the United States, Latin America and Europe, Black immigrant communities are redefining the fight from civil rights to global citizenship. This panel will look at the intersections of race, class, gender and Black immigrant communities, and the potential for solidarity from below.
Sponsoring Journal: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office.
- Chair/Facilitator: Kazembe Balagun
- Opal Tometi - Black Alliance for Just Immigration
- Miriam Neptune - Barnard Center for Research on Women
- Sunyata Altenor - Latin American and Caribbean Community Center
Left Forum 2015
Cooperation Jackson and The Struggle for Economic Democracy in Jackson Mississippi
- Brandon King Chair, Cooperation Jackson
- Kali Akuno Cooperation Jackson
- Kazembe Balagun Friends of Cooperation Jackson NYC
Left Forum 2018
Marx at 200: Everything Old Is Young Again
- Sarah Leonard (The Nation magazine)
- Biju Mathew (New York Taxi Workers Alliance)
- Yasmina Price (DSA National Afro-Socialist Caucus)
- Christoph Spehr (Die Linke, Germany)
- Kazembe Balagun (RLS–NYC)
- Anne-Kathrin Krug (Teaching "Capital")
- Jake Keller (High School student)
- Katharine Maller (Goethe-Institut NY)
- Chair: Albert Scharenberg (RLS–NYC)
The Black and the Bern: The Rise of Insurgent Black Progressive Politics;
- Councilman Khalid Kamau (City Councilman, South Fulton, GA)
- Maria Hadden (Candidate for 49th Ward Alderwoman, Chicago City Council)
- Yasmina Price ((Democratic Socialists of America Afro-Socialist Caucus))
- Kazembe Balagun, Chair (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office)
"They Say Austerity, We Say Solidarity!"
The Brecht Forum's 33rd Annual Intensive Introduction to Marxism
Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17, 2011
Presenters include Younes Abouyoub, Kazembe Balagun, Nyaza Bandele, Matthew Birkhold, David Braun, J.J. Brown, Randy Martin, Donna Murch, Shadid Stover, Juliet Ucelli, Lincoln Van Sluytman, Tim Schermerhorn, Ganesh Trichur, Rick Wolff and others TBA.
- The Brecht Forum's annual Summer Intensive is designed as an introduction to the theoretical and practical traditions that trace their origins to the works of Karl Marx and Frederich Engels. 
Khalil Vasquez December 25, 2012:
With Jose Garcia, Zhana Xhamila, Afua Kesse, Agust Freeman, Caro Yau, Tom Watts, Carlito Salinas, Charlie Uptown, Carlos Blanco, Ernst J. Pierre, Moises Delgado, Kas Nfinda, Fernanda Pardo, Tehmina Mina, Angela Mal, Sony Cabral, Erick Moreno, Rafael E. Peña Ortega, Alfred Ortiz, Freddy Bastone, Naveen Naqvi, Marcel Cartier, Carlos Azeban Ekwensu, Deyanira Genao, Felicia Bishop, Kazembe Balagun, Robert DaRosa, Tafadar Sourov, Davd Nspach, Dennis O'Neil and D'Opportunist Pierre Falbo.
David Gilbert Forum
Brecht Forum held a book launching March 19, 2012 for David Gilbert's - "Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond" with Lumumba Bandele, Dan Berger, Terry Bisson, Kenyon Farrow, Matt Meyer, Dequi Sadiki, Meg Starr, Challenging Male Supremacy Group & Laura Whitehorn. Moderated by Kazembe Balagun.
CUNY Board of Trustees protest
- NEW YORK CITY – CUNY students call for a protest picket on the afternoon of Monday, June 25 outside the regular meeting of the CUNY Board of Trustees, when the Board will give massive pay raises to CUNY administrators, including a quarter-million dollar pay raise (54%) to Chancellor Goldstein.
- CUNY is denying admission to more and more Black and Latino students based on its so-called rising "academic standards," while Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business was recently caught fixing the grades of failing students who work for Wall Street firms. CUNY uses one set of "academic standards" to deny admission to working-class Black and Latino students and fudges another set of "academic standards" for Wall Street executives whose tuition is paid for by their firms. Despite these twin scandals, the paper-pushing non-producing parasites on the Board are planning to congratulate administrators with outrageous salary increases on June 25.
- Join the Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee on June 25 to protest against these outrages!
Those indicating their intention to attend on the Whenever website notice of the event included Kazembe Balagun. 
Right to the City connection
Right to the City Alliance January 25, 2013 ·
The city never sleeps. — with Marvin Mitchell, Jessica Klonsky, Ilana Berger, Sofia Quintero, Monse Santana, Max Uhlenbeck, Carmen Pineiro, Luz Schreiber, Carlos J. Serrano, Stuart Ewen, Priscilla Grim, Kelly Anderson, Anna Ortega-Williams, Sonny Singh Brooklynwala, Doyle Canning, Laurie Davidson, Kassia Ringell, Janvieve Williams Comrie, Sasa Garcia, Hank Williams, Rachel LaForest, Yasmeen Perez, Amaka Okechukwu, Christopher Gunderson, Valery Jean, Alexandra Lopez Reitzes, Doug Cunningham, Imani Henry, Kazembe Balagun, Irini Neofotistos, Evan Siegel, Mark Swier, Karen Oh, Heidi Easton Chua Schwa, Lisa Asedillo Pratt, Gilda Haas, Chepe Nangara, Maribel Cordero-Garcia, Crecensio Morales, Taleigh Bicicleta, Jatnna Ramirez, Orlando Morales, Ismael Nunez, Tania Romero, Vicente Alba-Panama and Fanshen Wong.
WE ONLY WANT THE WORLD
The Occupied Wall Street Journal, June 2, 2013 ·
WE ONLY WANT THE WORLD.
"All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies. Where is the party in opposition that has not been decried as communistic by its opponents in power? Where is the opposition that has not hurled back the branding reproach of communism, against the more adv... See More — with Sopo Sofia, Amin Husain, Jenna Pope, Christopher Gunderson, Kazembe Balagun, Jed Brandt, Liam Wright, Mint AltoMints, Doug Greene, Lenina Nadal, Bikkil Sthapit, Brandon Jourdan, Priscilla Grim, Rachel LaForest, Eric Ribellarsi, Justine Ní Thonnaigh, Joe Ramsey, Kali Akuno and Callisto Pishtova.
Corky Gonzalez tribute
500 Years of Chicano History June 18, 2013;
Happy 85th birthday Rodolfo Gonzales! Corky and the Crusade for Justice fought for community in Denver and his legacy lives on in the city today! The gente in Denver are in the middle of a fight to get a new Library named in honor of the author/poet/ community organizer. Among his many accomplishments Corky is a recent inductee to the Colorado Sports Hall of Game for his professional boxing career. Que Viva Corky! — with Maclovio Maki Lucero, Nita Gonzales, Jesus De Los Santos, Baba Zayid, Cami Wengler Vignoe, Fanny Guadalupe, Jonna Baldres, Sandra Bazan-Molnar, Ken Brown, Baub Bidon, Archie Barnes-Bey, Jesse J. Martinez, Alex Martinez, Ingrid S. Hill, Junior Martinez, D. Martinez Rodriguez, Bernadette Ellorin, Erik Sorensen-Braasch, Carolyn Kenny, Tanisha Jacob, Kazembe Balagun, Daniel Adrian Santiago, Ngoma Hill, Sandra Mistretta, Roxana Zavala Marroquin, Lawrence Hamm, Vaimoana Litia Makakaufaki Niumeitolu, Yoko Liriano and Yves Nibungco.
"Speaks truth about terrorism, racism and Palestine"
Tidal Magazine June 17, 2013.
Listen to this spoken word of an angry (yes, angry!) woman of color as she speaks truth about terrorism, racism and Palestine. Listen . Like . Share: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLUirMONjm0 — with Sofia Gallisa Muriente, Lamis Deek, Conor Tomas, Nariman Khalaf Rajab, Jordan Flaherty, Yasmin Hamidi, Laura Raicovich, Ashley Cunningham, Josh MacPhee, Anas Amireh, Rachel Smith, Winnie Wong, Andrew Kadi, Omar Khartabil, Jose LaSalle, Nicholas Mirzoeff, Anthony Yenafuk, Kareem Estefan, Gina Grimm Nagle, Ashe Hu, Hanan Thabet, Ravi Ahmad, Susan Gail Wilcox, Nicolas Haeringer, Ghassan Nasr, Kazembe Balagun, Raed Samara, Suzahn Ebrahimian, Amany Khalifa, Pamela Brown, Jerry Ashton, Marina Sitrin, Jed Brandt, Cindy Milstein, Manissa M. Maharawal, Summer Mamoun Husain, Nounie Hussein, Remi Kanazi, Faten Ali, Darragh Mosca Sheehan, Josephine Hilalia, Youmna El Khattam, Katherine Ramos, Amar Mamoun Husain and Omar Atway.
With Rusia Mohiuddin, Betty Yu, Numi Dee, Krysten Brown-Green, Jumaane D. Williams, Hasan Salaam, Eric Valentin, Jr., Jessica Alfreds, Carrie Gleason, John M. Blasco, Laurie Cumbo, Wanda Imasuen, Irini Neofotistos, Bryan K. Echols, Lynn Lewis, Fahd Ahmed, Joan Gibbs, Andrea Nelson, Lucas Shapiro, Tenelle Breukelen, Peter Hardie, Mo Meazy George, Marquis Jenkins, Imani Henry, Jack Aponte, Tamara Czyzyk, Maurice Moe Mitchell, Elizabeth Yeampierre, Lumumba Bandele, Pamela Hamilton-Brown, Colleen Vincent, Tony Herbert, Cyril Innis, Jr., Jelani Likeitis Mashariki, Fernando Carlo, Lisa Ortega, Shawne Lee, Nathalie Alegre Velarde, Lyrik Tehuti, Fly Guy Yoshi, Kazembe Balagun, Eman Rimawi, Mw Payne, Orlando Green, Nichi Floetic Valentino, Ilana Berger, Byron Hurt and Malik Abu Khalid.
Rent Freeze Now!
Lenina Nadal June 17, 2014;
Let's do this. Please share. — with George Ciccariello-Maher, Kate Cavanagh, Claudia Copeland, Maria Elena Perez, Maribel Cordero-Garcia, En Bey, Estevan Lee Roman, Beka Economopoulos, Ejima Baker-Morales, Crecensio Morales, Eulan Atkinson, Heidi Easton Chua Schwa, Stuart Ewen, Teresa Basilio, Jed Brandt, Eric Odell, Brian Hernandez, Christopher Gunderson, Janvieve Williams Comrie, Laurie Davidson, Mark Swier, Ramiro Campos, El Lopex, Jesse Ehrensaft-Hawley, Elisha Miranda, Prof. Antonio Nadal, Digna Sanchez, Elizabeth Walsh, Blandon Casenave, Kazembe Balagun, Dasha Munoz, Caridad De La Luz, Yasmeen Perez, Yvonne Enid Rodriguez-MacDonald, Lilo Carr Rivera, Esther Wang, Stomp Box, Dee PoeticalGenius, Esperanza Martell, Eddy Nelson Rivera, Tamara Czyzyk, Jessica Klonsky, Luz Schreiber, Carlos J. Serrano and Roger Bonair-Agard.
Mapping Socialist Strategies
Mapping Socialist Strategies was convened from August 1-4 2014, in Briarcliff Manor, NY, by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office. It brang together 100 influential progressives and leftists from across the United States, Canada, and Europe for an “un-conference” on socialist strategies.
Attendees included Kazembe Balagun.
Kazembe Balagun is sympathetic to the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
"LEFT FORUM: The Student Movement in NYC"
Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee organized an Event "LEFT FORUM: The Student Movement in NYC" in North Bergen 524 W 59th St,New York, Saturday 30 May 2015;
- This panel will feature speakers from diverse organizations and coalitions that operate in NYC to explore different progressive struggles and how they tie-in to the revolutionary students movement being created by the Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee.
Those indicating their support/attendance on a Wherevent page advertising the Forum included Lisa Gagliardo, Salma Ayai, Jessie Joyce Meredith, Delta Nueve, Angelica Hernandez|Angie De LaGhetto, Tracy Lall, Mary Kay O'Donnell, Rayn Cornielle, Eva Nidzeeva, Amber Stacks, Susan Kingsland, Amy Jaquez, Millie Roy, Andrea Haulcoch, Paola Andrea Lebron, Mariadefatima Mosconi, Asha Cameron, Adelita Karla Cambio, Mariana Cruz Munoz, Hawa Omar, Emma Pliskin, Sarita Ahmed, Alexia Garcia, Nerdeen Kiswani, Lucy Parks, Izzi Creo, Sulafa Sahel, Avia Avia, Carol Vanessa Hurtado, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Danica Gabrielle Pagulayan, Charlotte Kates, Miguelina Castillo Veras, Cassie Brown, Maha Akhtar, Gabriela Bortolamedi, Alyssia Thompson, Sharmin Sadequee, Ev Er In, Dina Bint Abu Ahmed, Grace Li, Lynn Lewis, Doha Ayad, Kerry McLean, Teresa Alba, Angelica Lara, Melissa Foster, Nana Naomeh, Rowayda Widdi, Elisabeth Koechlin, Char Emma, Sharon Shaji, Lenore Holz, Patti Cruz, Livia Sa, Noran Elzarka, Zeina Alturk, Marisa Dos Santos, Krystle Star, Sydney Denee, Alexandra Chipkin, Julie Chen, Claire Hunter, Amena Othman, Isabelle Nastasia, Sharice Richards, Hanalei Somar, Katherine Azcona, Teressa Raiford, Monica Joy, Katie Merriman, Aliyah Hakim, Lisa Marie Crawford, Michelle Natanzon, Aber Kawas, Ma Mo, Alina Shen, Lourdes Carrasco, Sarah-Ann Mathew, Johanna Galvis, Katrina Cortes, Myrlaviani Perez-Rivier, Lin Biao, Joanna Trimble, Samantha Kostmayer, Nadia Swanson, Leena Weddy, Ameera Habibi Tariq, Tiffany Fotopoulos, Mila Lebron, Patrick Conway, Andrew Rosdolsky, Sonny Obhan, Kassem Nasser, Joshua Eli, Michael Hisry, Jose Ponce, Thomas van Beersum, Richard Finkelstein, Daniel Dunn, Jesse Nevel, Caleb-Michael Files, Il Lupo Cattivo, Jacob Ertel, Eddie Rosa Padilla, Sam Smith, Khalil Vasquez, Benjamin Haas, Mahmood Shabazz, Xavier Renoir, Daniel Gibbons, Sean Kennedy, Jon Laks, Aahil Talal Abdullah, Rey Valentin, Daniel Golebiewski, Javal Ghalil Minor, Marc Durougeot, Agyei Tyehimba, Richard Heart, Percy Lujan, Suro Pak, Rajib Lovesramen Miah, Emilio Zapa, Jose Luis Medina, Deniz Solmaz, Marco Antonio Quiroga, Ateo Laureano Bracero Peruyero, Irving Apantenco, Simon Peter Tangney, Antonis Karatarakis, Abdu Salman, Richard Lynch, Nathaniel Phillipps, Mohammad Hamad, Jan Makovec, Dominic Wetzel, Kevin Kang, Alan Warsaw, Jed Brandt, Aldo Ulisses Resendiz, Frederick Sumpter, Ace LaBeija, Tafadar Sourov, Xsavier Daniels, Jose Ramon Garcia-Madrid, Vic Vaiana, Sławek Krulak, Kazembe Balagun, Ashoka Jegroo, Far Han, David Salay, James Cersonskysky, Vic Vaiana, Kareem Michael, Marianna Olinger.
MEP Summer Intensive
At 388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn Thursday 23 July J through Sunday, July 26, 2015, Marxist Education Project organized a "Summer Intensive - ON WORKING CLASS CONSCIOUSNESS." Presenters included Mitch Abidor, Kazembe Balagun, Mike Bento, Ibrahim Diallo, Silvia Federici, Harmony Goldberg, Jane Gordon, Lewis Gordon, Dan Karan, Rakhee Kewada, Lisa Maya Knauer, Polina Kroik, Immanuel Ness, Marie-Claire Picher, Bhaskar Sunkara, Juliet Ucelli and more...
Those indicating attendance on the Wherevent website included Nadinne Canto Novoa, Kazembe Balagun, Teiji Maeda LocaMotive, Marc Rodrigues, Davon Blanks, Marcus Meute, Terrence Jelani Fraser, Brandon Bausher, David Williams, Wailly Compres Henriquez, Suro Pak, Brian Raven. 
Louis E. Burnham Award
racial justice in urban areas and the U.S. South, human rights, socially engaged journalism, African-American politics, youth leadership.
Commemorating Burnham's lifelong engagement with progressive causes, the award recognizes the work of journalists, social justice activists and scholars who have amply demonstrated their commitment to racial justice and the advancement of the African-American community. The Award consists of a grant of $5,000 to be used to support the work of the recipient.
The Louis E. Burnham Fund is proud of the work of previous award recipients, including Erik McDuffie, Jaribu Hill, Osagie Obasagie, Monifa Bandele, LaTosha Brown, Kai Barrow, Alvin Sykes, Alfonzo White, Sendolo Diaminah, Denise Perry and Kazembe Balagun. 
People for Bernie
Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing
Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.
- What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.
Those invited, on Facebook included Kazembe Balagun.
Left Labor Project Presents: What Happened? What Now?
Left Labor Project Presents: What Happened? What Now? Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 6 PM - 9 PM, 310 W 43rd St, New York.
A converastion with Bill Fletcher, Jr., international activist and co-author of Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice.
RSVPS included Kazembe Balagun.
From the Ungovernable website;
- We pledge to create a resistance movement that makes Trump unable to govern our oppression; unable to deceive the people, to make the people accept his reign of hatred. We refuse to give hatred a chance to govern, a chance to roll back civil and human rights, a chance to deport millions of people, a chance to create camps and registries for Muslims, a chance to expand the prison industrial complex, a chance to expand its drone wars, or a chance to turn back the gains won by our struggles.
- We pledge resistance to this renewed attack on our communities. As we resist, we will create new governing institutions, new economic relationships, and new ways of being human. What we will not do is sanction and/or normalize “overt” white supremacy.
- Let’s start now. Let’s make the so-called inauguration day a day to resist a day to be ungovernable and plan for a new future and new way.
- On January 20, self-organize a day of action. If possible don’t ask for permits assert your right to free speech and assembly, let it be a day of mass demonstrations, civil disobedience, and direct action and strikes.
- In the evening of January 20 at 6pm join us for a nationwide town-hall on what comes next in these times.
Endorsers included Malcolm X Grassroots Movement; Organization for Human Rights & Democracy; Kali Akuno; Kamau Franklin; Community Movement Builders; Lamis Deek; Al-Awda; Kazembe Balagun; Jed Brandt; Jared Ball; Rosa Clemente; Cliff Albright; Black Votes Matter Fund; Popular Resistance; Former Black Panthers - Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, Ashanti Alston.
Black Ideological Struggle Webinar
Black Ideological Struggle: Radical, Liberal, Conservative Public · Hosted by Sendolo Diaminah and Cazembe Jackson
Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 8:30 PM
Created for Black August Practice Group
- Join Sendolo Diaminah for a conversation about why Black radicals can and must learn how to effectively engage liberal and conservative ideologies among our people.
- September 2, 2017. Hey family! Here is the final recording from the Black August webinars! Sendolo Diaminah took lots of patience and creativity breaking down Black Ideological Struggle for us.
Those expressing interest on Facebook included Kazembe Balagun.
New York staff
- Stefanie Ehmsen, Ph.D. - Co-Director
- Albert Scharenberg, Ph.D. - Co-Director
- Ethan Earle - Program Manager
- Claudette Chanoine - Financial Manager/Bookkeeper
- Kazembe Balagun - Project Manager North America / United Nations
- Mariana Fernandez - Project Manager United Nations
- Maria Starzmann, Ph.D. - Project Manager United Nations
- Heidi Easton Chua Schwa - Office Manager
RLS Stiftung NY staff, 2017
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung - New York Office, July 29, 2017.
The RLS–NYC crew hanging out at the rooftop bar, saying good-bye to James Hare, who is going to move to Atlanta soon. — with James Hare, Albert Scharenberg, Stefanie Ehmsen, Mariana Fernandez, Claudette Chanoine, Heidi Chua, Kazembe Balagun, Claudia Horn, My Linh Dang and Ethan Earle.
Upper Manhattan/Bronx DSA Closed Facebook Group
Members of the Upper Manhattan/Bronx Democratic Socialists of America, closed Facebook group, as of June 17, 2018 included Kazembe Balagun .
- Luxemburg Stiftung bio
- [https://slamherstory.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/audio-from-june-5-2009-event-with-slam-speakers-in-philadelphia/SLAM! Herstory Project Audio from June 5, 2009 event with SLAM speakers in Philadelphia October 15, 2009 by Suzy Subways]
- Contested Terrain, MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2008 July 1: Discussion: "Which Way is Left?"
- [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/blackleftunity/v0bNcupKURo BlackLeftUnity › Fwd: [solid3] Kazembe Balagun's report on Black Left Unity conference]
- [TOPLAB-ANNOUNCE The 33rd Annual Intensive Introduction to Marxism: They Say Austerity, We Say Solidarity! NYC 7/14-17/2011 The Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory (TOPLAB) news and announcement list. toplab-announce at lists.mayfirst.org Fri Jul 8]
- Youtube David Gilbert - Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond Published on Mar 27, 2012
- Whenever Event CUNY SHUTS OUT BLACK AND LATINO STUDENTS, FIXES GRADES FOR WALL STREET EXECS … AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IS GIVING THE ADMINISTRATION A PAY-RAISE!FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 19, 2012
- [ http://www.wherevent.com/detail/Revolutionary-Student-Coordinating-LEFT-FORUM-The-Student-Movement-in-NYC Wherevent LEFT FORUM: The Student Movement in NYC]
- Wherevent SUMMER INTENSIVE SESSIONS ON WORKING CLASS CONSCIOUSNESSThursday, July 23 through Sunday, July 26
- FB Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing Went 109
- Ungovernable website accessed February 7, 2017
- [ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1242104372493730/]