Berkeley Social Welfare Panel Presentation
Movement Building in the Bay Area: A Panel Discussion on Contemporary Opportunities and Challenges
October 20, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Social Research Library, Haviland Hall, UC Berkeley campus
Sean Burns, PhD
Director of Student Programs, Blum Center for Developing Economies
Lecturer, Peace and Conflict Studies
Dr. Burns is a social movement scholar and author of the award winning biography Archie Green: The Making of a Working Class Hero.
David Solnit, San Francisco Bay Area organizer
Solnit is a San Francisco Bay Area-based arts and direct action organizer who has collaborated with a wide range of communities and movements over the last three decades. Highlights have included being an organizer of the shutdown of the WTO in Seattle, the shutdown of the SF Financial District in response to the 2003 Iraq invasion, creating visuals and theater with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers over the last 13 years and recently making large scale art for Flood Wall Street and the Peoples Climate March.
Solnit edited/co-wrote Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World, Army of None (with Aimee Allison) and The Battle of the Story of the Battle of Seattle.
Director, East Bay Meditation Center
Salgado has more than 13 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and management, facilitation, strategy and consulting. She has worked in the areas of environmental health and justice, women’s health and health equity. Throughout her career, she has served organizations such as Movement Strategy Center, Breast Cancer Action, Literacy for Environmental Justice and Kids for the Bay.
Her recent work at Movement Strategy Center focused on transformative movement building and working with organizations and alliances that are integrating creative, body-centered and contemplative practices into their work. She is committed to the role that physical and spiritual practice can play in community healing and social justice.
Founder/Trainer, East Point Peace Academy
Haga is a Kingian non-violence trainer and founder and coordinator of the East Point Peace Academy. He works with young people and community leaders throughout the Bay Area and beyond to create cultures of peace in prisons and county jails. Haga is also a board member of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, the OneLife Institute and Peace Workers and is on the Strategic Advisory Council of the Metta Center for Nonviolence.
Title photo by Joe Sciarrillo (MSW '14), from Bay Area Underground: Photos of Protests and Social Movements, 2008-2012