Maria Irene Lopez
Continental Convergence for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance November 1, 2019.
50 social justice activists from across the US and Puerto Rico are currently in Havana, Cuba for the #ItTakesRoots delegation to the Continental Convergence for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism. We are here to build deeper relationships, to affirm the principles of solidarity and grassroots internationalism, and to continue to fight for a systemic transformation against capitalism, patriarchy, colonialism and racism.
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance October 30 2019,
50 social justice activists from across the United States and Puerto Rico just landed in Havana, Cuba for the It Takes Roots delegating to the Continental Convergence for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism.
We are here to build deeper relationships, to affirm the principles of solidarity and grassroots internationalism, and to continue to fight for a systemic transformation against capitalism, patriarchy, colonialism and racism.
It Takes Roots is a multiracial effort led by women and gender oppressed people of color and Indigenous peoples on the frontlines of racial, housing and climate justice. It Takes Roots is made up of the members of Grassroots Global Justice, Right to the City, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Climate Justice Alliance.
It Takes Roots November 7 ·2019
Cuban Movement of Peace: The #ItTakesRoots delegation met with the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples (MOVPAZ) to discuss antimilitarism efforts. MOVPAZ shared insightful information and taught the delegation about its powerful work around efforts to close the Guantanamo prison, push for nuclear disarmament, fight for climate justice, and more. — with Angela Adrar, Bineshi Albert, Maria Irene Lopez, Samudra Kine, Kirtrina Baxter, Chloe Sachine Sumi, Shaun Grogan-Brown, Jacqueline Sirenita, Tom Goldtooth Darryl E. Jordan and Marion Gee.
Federation of Cuban Women
The #ItTakesRoots Cuba delegation visited the Federation of Cuban Women, to learn about the situation in Cuba & to exchange ideas. #GrassrootsFeminism — with Jaron Browne, Jihan Hafiz, Yuki Kidokoro, Shaun Grogan-Brown, Maria Irene Lopez, Cindy Wiesner, Bineshi Albert, Jade Leah Daniels, Angela Adrar and Marion Gee.
Puerto Rican mission in Havana
The #ItTakesRoots Cuba delegation visited the Puerto Rican mission in Havana for a conversation about the fight for the independence of the Puerto Rican people, the historical relationship between Cuba and Puerto Rico, Indigenous peoples in both countries, the US embargo, the continued impact that #HurricanMaria has on the island, #JustRecovery, about ways that we can work together, and more.
With Darryl E. Jordan, Chloe Sachine Sumi, Jaron Browne, Jacqueline Sirenita, Jihan Hafiz, Monica Atkins, Yuki Kidokoro, Shaun Grogan-Brown, Maria Irene Lopez, Cindy Wiesner, Basav Sen, Bineshi Albert, Jade Leah Daniels, Angela Adrar, Tom Goldtooth and Marion Gee.
Climate Justice Alliance June 15 2019·
The members of the Climate Justice Alliance Steering Committee are currently meeting in Puerto Rico, to chart the course of CJA, to deepen our alignment, build community and to meet with frontline community groups, who are leading the #JustRecovery, and are building “local living economies” models focused on clean community energy, regional food systems, efficient, affordable, and durable housing, ecosystem restoration and stewardship. — with Lisa Abbott, Marion Gee, Aghilah Nadaraj, Jesus Vazquez Negron, Mateo Nube, Eddie Bautista, Elizabeth Yeampierre, Angela Adrar, Ice Cube, Anthony Rogers-Wright, Senowa Mize-Fox, Jayeesha Dutta, Maria Irene Lopez, Jose T. Bravo and Jaron Browne.