Salma Mirza is a Durham North Carolina activist, where she manages Durham for All. Circa 2016 she lived in Austin Texas activist. She is Lead Trainer for Nation Inside. Salma has been a grassroots and online organizer within the labor and racial justice movements for over 7 years. She has worked for Austin Beloved Community, the Texas State Employees Union, United Students Against Sweatshops, the Society for Labour and Development, and the Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health. Salma has a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a native of Buffalo, NY.
Now Senior Campaigner Demand Progress.
Recruited by Jim Branson
Salma Mirza told Liberation Road:
Jim Branson was a true working class hero, long time trade unionist and socialist/ communist. He was my mentor and friend, who brought me into Liberation Road as my district organizer and mentored me when I was volunteering for the Texas State Employees Union.
United Students Against Sweatshops
National Co-Director United Students Against Sweatshops June 2008 – February 2010.
In April 2008, several students and workers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were entering the sixth day of a sit-in in Chancellor James Moeser’s lobby, the longest sit-in at UNC since 1993. About 25 students and workers entered the administration building on April 17 and have been occupying it ever since.
These students and workers were affiliated with Student Action with Workers (SAW), a UNC group affiliated with United Students Against Sweatshops, as well as several other campus groups that are part of the Sweatfree Coalition and the community-based youth group FIST—Fight Imperialism, Stand Together.
Austin Beloved Community people
The people who created Austin Beloved Community - Anne Lewis organizer/filmmaker/director, Jeanne Stern animator/painter, Salma Mirza web developer, Rene Renteria photographer, Justin Hennard sound designer, Emma Louise Mutrux artist, Jacob Branson design consultant.
Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward
Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward was a phone in webinar organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the wake of the 2016 election.
- Now what? We’re all asking ourselves that question in the wake of Trump’s victory. We’ve got urgent strategizing and work to do, together. Join Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the Movement for Black Lives and Freedom Road, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Jodeen Olguin-Taylor of Mijente and WFP, Joe Schwartz of the Democratic Socialists of America, and Sendolo Diaminah of Freedom Road for a discussion of what happened, and what we should be doing to build mass defiance. And above all, how do we build the Left in this, which we know is the only solution to the crises we face?
- This event will take place Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central/6pm Pacific.
Those saying they would attend, on Facebook included Salma Mirza.
Memphis Solidarity Brigade
The Memphis district of Freedom Road brought together cadre from around the nation to support a local organizing effort, Memphis For All, to apply our line and strategy to local elections. The Path to Power Memphis for all Solidarity Brigade took place in mid-July 2018 to culminate with an early voting canvassing effort.
Thomas Wayne Walker May 29 2018:
yo!!! i'm excited to invite y'all to sign up for a program focused on learning, on-the-ground, about building political power as leftists, revolutionaries and radicals in working class communities of color that are left out & shut out of politics. the path to power memphis solidarity brigade will combine training & actual field work in support of justice organizations engaging in electoral work to build power, like memphis for all, labor unions, and more. you can sign up at this link https://goo.gl/forms/wemUNfG4SxbusyHo1
it's listed as wednesday 7/18-sunday 7/22, but the real programming is focused on thursday 7/19-saturday 7/21. housing and food are supported, and other support is available. i'm hoping especially to get folks from tennessee to do it, so we can start really thinking about building a #tennesseeforall. hit me up if you're interested, apply now to get in on this.
Thomas Wayne Walker, Jyoti Gupta, Lindsey Glenn Krinks, Whitney Washington, Briana Perry, Anna Carella, Ramon J. Ryan, David Alex Hayes, Elizabeth Stanfield, Dana Smith, Anne Barnett Josh Adams, Ashley Caldwell, Erica Renee, Deja Foster Justin A. Davis Justin Jones, Sj Payne, Salma Mirza, Jasmine Wallace, Nancy Dung Nguyen, Chris Brooks, Haley Greenwell, Odessa Kelly. Aaron Gamal, Cazembe Jackson, Eliott Geary. Frank W. Johnson, John Emery, Allie Cohn, Calvin Cheung-Miaw.