Libero Della Piana

Senior Strategist | Alliance for a Just Society
Libero Della Piana has 30 years of experience as a writer, editor, organizer, and educator in progressive movements and is recognized for his racial justice leadership. He was a Senior Research Associate and Editor of RaceFile at the Applied Research Center (now Race Forward). He was also previously the Digitial Director and Communications Director of People’s Action. Libero received the Bannerman Fellowship in 1997. Libero’s writing has been published in Colorlines, Black Commentator, People's World, Common Dreams, Truthout and more. He lives in East Harlem, NY.

Presentations from Facing Race 2020

Strategic campaigns — advancing racial Justice

Racial justice strives for full liberation. How to get there from here is the question. This workshop will begin with a framework for evaluating and creating policy demands that advance racial justice. Participants will work together to assess how to build short-term
goals that build leadership and impact the lives of our members while marching down the path toward liberation.

Speakers: Libero Della Piana, LeeAnn Hall, Judith Le Blanc, Rinku Sen, Francis Calpotura

Political Education that Advances Racial Justice

A critical role that community organizations play is to develop grassroots leaders and their capacity for racial justice analysis. This requires taking the time and space to examine the roots of racism in our society and to understand how it operates today. This
session will feature a political education module aimed at deepening an understanding of the formation and nature of systemic racism using the history of 17th Century Virginia. We will then discuss how this curriculum was used by community organizations in
practice.

Speakers: Libero Della Piana, LeeAnn Hall, Ebony Guy, Meghan McNamara

Racial Justice Approaches to Community Organizing

This workshop will examine racial justice approaches to organizing and will engage participants through presentations and small group work. We will present the main framework of organizing and racial justice and examine the history of fo racial justice organizing.
We will discuss what makes organizing a unique and important approach to social change rooted in a theory of change based on an analysis of power.

Speakers: LeeAnn Hall, Libero Della Piana, Jodi Risper, Fernando Mejia, Brandon Sturdivant