Paige Amanda Kumm
- Former Lead Trainer at SOUL school of unity & liberation
- Former Community Organizer at Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY)
- Former SF Tenant Rights Clinic Lead Organizer at Causa Justa/Just Cause
In the fall of 2016, three LeftRoots cadres — Alex Deane, Paige Amanda Kumm, and Ying-sun Ho —got to spend seven weeks studying at the Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandes (ENFF), the national school of Brazil’s Movement of Landless Peasants (MST—Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra). On April 6, 2017, the three of them hosted a national LeftRoots hangOut to talk about their experience.
LeftRoots to Brazil
With some support from LeftRoots, 7 cadres will be traveling to Bahia, Brazil to learn and engage with Black Feminists from across the Americas and the globe to deepen our feminist socialist praxis. We are raising $10,000 by April 19 to go toward airfare and other travel costs in order to attend the program.
Black women are a driving force in the movement for social and economic justice in Brazil, even as far-right president Bolsonaro pushes a racist and homophobic agenda centered on militarization and privatization. We continue to mourn the brutal assassination of activist and politician Marielle Franco and honor her legacy and call to resist. We see the Decolonial Black Feminism school as an opportunity to practice internationalism and learn from Black feminists across the diaspora.