Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Jenna Peters-Golden

AORTA Collective

Jenna Peters-Golden has been an organizer for the last decade, committed to local and national movement-building in the forms of student anti-war organizing, work in anti-sexual assault and violence, and transformative justice. As a trainer, facilitator, and founding member of AORTA, Jenna always looks for ways to explore participatory democracy and personal transformation that is deeply connected to larger social change. Proudly born and raised in South Eastern Michigan, Jenna is an anti-zionist Jew.

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Multiply and Mobilize: Resisting Divide and Conquer Tactics in Multiracial Work

The act of dividing potential allies and communities who could come together to rise up is one of the oldest and most infuriatingly effective tricks in the book. In this workshop, movement activists and elders will join us to tell the stories of historic (and current) moments of successful resistance to efforts to divide our movements for social justice. Together we will examine these moments to lift up lessons, tools, and strategies we can use as organizers and community members to build resilience against these efforts and to increase our capacity to grow and maintain strong and unified multiracial movements.

Speakers: Kiran Nigam, Jenna Peters-Golden, Rinku Sen, Manuel Pastor, Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele, Linda Sarsour