Sabina Virgo

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Sabina Virgo


Sabina Virgo has been a writer and an activist since the 60’s during the civil rights movement. She was a Jesse Jackson delegate to the 1984 and 1988 Democratic Party conventions, and served on the national Board of Directors of the Rainbow Coalition. She is currently with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Alliance and other independent political action networks[1].

WEB DuBois Clubs of America

In 2014, Sabina Virgo was listed a a friend on the DuBois Clubs Facebook page.[2]

1987 Rainbow conference/Board

At the 1987 National Rainbow convention in Raleigh North Carolina, a new board was elected, which included Sabina Virgo.

Frontline Forum

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Sabina Virgo Rainbow Coalition Juan Lombard, a Rainbow Coalition, and Coalition of Black Trade Unionists activist, together addressed a Frontline Forum in Los Angeles in 1988, on the importance of the Rainbow.

Guardian ad, May 25, 1988, p. 9, National Day of Protest to End Israeli Occupation

A full-page ad appeared in the weekly Marxist-Maoist U.S. publication, the Guardian on May 25, 1988, page. 9 under the there of "National Day of Protest to End Israeli Occupation", calling on people to "Demonstrate" Saturday, June 4, 1988". Its themes were:

  • Stop the Killing, Beating, Imprisonment, and Expulsion of Palestinians
  • End the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza
  • Stop U.S. Funding of the Occupation

Demonstrations were scheduled for New York City, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco.

Endorsers included Sabina Virgo, - Rainbow CoalitionNational Board.

Los Angeles DSA meetings

On April 8, 1988 Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America convened a meeting at the Workmen's Circle West Los Angeles "Action for Jackson, where does he stand? Where will it lead? - A political analysis of the Jesse Jackson for President campaign, with its possibilities, perils, and promise for the Left."

Speakers:

On July 14 circa 1990 Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America and the American Solidarity Movement convened a meeting at the Workmen's Circle West Los Angeles "Progressives Stratiegies for the Labor Movement"

Panelists:

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CrossRoads

In the mid 1990s Sabina Virgo was[4]a contributing editor to Oakland based Institute for Social and Economic Studies- sponsor of CrossRoads magazine, which sought to promote dialogue and building new alliances among progressives and leftists... and to bring diverse Marxist and socialist traditions to bear while exploring new strategies and directions for the progressive political movements.

People's Progressive Convention

In 1992, a "call" went out to leftist radicals and communist revolutionaries of various orientations to hold a national People's Progressive Convention in Ypsilanti, Michigan, August 21-23, 1992.

Endorsers included Sabina Virgo - Women in Coalition, Los Angeles, CA..

1993 NCIPA National Steering Committee

As of Spring 1993, the National Committee for Independent Political Action Steering Committee included Sabina Virgo.

Socialists Urge End of Fragmentation

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96-06-26 an email was sent from David McReynolds and several other socialists, headed "Socialists Urge End of Fragmentation"

The following open letter has been sent to the organizations listed below.
The letter was drafted by Ethan Young, who has been connected with Crossroads, in consultation with a number of concerned individuals in all of the groups listed.
Fraternally,
David McReynolds, member, Socialist Party USA, New York City, June 26, 1996

To: The National Convention of the Committees of Correspondence

As members of the groups listed above, we have joined together out of concern for the future of the organized socialist left. We have two concrete proposals that are being submitted to all of our groups simultaneously, so that they might be discussed and, if accepted, acted on as soon as possible.
1. We propose that joint regional meetings of our six groups be organized for members and invited individuals, as outlined in the June 1996 issue of CROSSROADS.
2. We propose that organizing begin immediately for a national conference of socialist youth in Fall 1997, initiated by the youth members and affiliates of the six groups, but open to co-sponsorship by other agreed-upon groups and individuals.

CCDS

In 2002 Sabina Virgo was listed on the Advisory Board of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism[5].

Labor for Palestine

On December 14, 2009 Labor for Palestine released an "Open Letter from U.S. Trade Unionists to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Boycott Apartheid Israel".

Signers of the letter included Sabina Virgo, Founding and Past President of AFSCME, Local 2620.[6]

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