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

Kiran Nigam

AORTA Collective

Kiran is an educator, facilitator, and founding member of AORTA, a worker-owned cooperative devoted to strengthening movements for social justice and a solidarity economy. Kiran's work as a core organizer for the 2010 US Social Forum inspired her to deeply examine how we do the work we do. She has transformed into a cheerleader for slowing down, so that our work building a better world for tomorrow helps us thrive today.

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