Join us in strengthening the North American Left! Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) brings together social movement leaders from across North America / Turtle Island to share strategies and visions for a stronger movement. In November 2019, GGJ took a delegation of representatives from North American social movements to Havana, Cuba for the Jornada Continental for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism. This gathering linked hemispheric social movement leaders together in conversation about strategies and opportunities to help defeat the rise of authoritarianism in the US and globally. Our delegation also met with representatives from state agencies, social movement leaders, cultural workers, local base-building organizations, agro-ecologists, and more to learn about the realities and lessons of organizing in Cuba.
We need your support to bring these lessons back home and to participate in efforts to strengthen the frontline movements within North America to defeat authoritarianism and neoliberalism.
As you may know, GGJ is part of It Takes Roots (ITR), a frontline led alliance of alliances that brings together Climate Justice Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice, Indigenous Environmental Network, and Right to the City Alliance. Leaders from the ITR alliances and from Movement for Black Lives participated in the delegation, and together we are organizing a broader effort to build the leadership of frontline communities, defeat the global Rise of the Right, and lift up People’s Solutions to the crises of democracy, economy and ecology. Over the next year we will collectively:
* Bring together grassroots leadership to chart a national platform towards People’s Solutions.
* Host an ITR National Membership Convening in May 2020 to build unity, celebrate our strength and ratify the national platform.
* Engage in mobilizations throughout the summer 2020 to spotlight voices of Frontline Communities and People’s Solutions amidst the Presidential Election.
* Unite with strategic allies at Mega Convergence led by The Rising Majority in early 2021 in order to convene and increase alignment and unity across the political Left.
The costs of mobilizing our membership from around the Northern Hemisphere ain’t cheap. With your support we can reach our goal of raising $35,000 to offset the costs of our members attending these important movement building moments. Your support will help GGJ participate in each these next steps and continue to offer a leadership perspective in linking the social movements of North America with social movements from around the world.