Convened the end of the first hundred days of the Obama administration, the ARC'09 Movement Summit gave over 400 activists a chance to assess the state of national politics and the progressive movement
This is a recording of the day's opening plenary. Speakers included:
Carl Rosen, Western Region President of the United Electrical Workers and co-organizer of the Republic Windows and Doors struggle
Christi Ketchum, director of Atlanta-based Project South, youth organizer and one of the coordinators of the U.S. Social Forum
Manju Rajendran, with Females United For Action, Ubuntu and Southerners On New Ground (SONG) and a contributor to Left Turn Magazine
James Thindwa, executive director of Chicago Jobs with Justice and a member of the In These Times board of directors
Nadia Hijab, senior fellow at Institute for Palestinian Studies and author of Womanpower: The Arab Debate on Women at Work
Bill Ayers (moderator), antiwar activist, writer and educational reform advocate.
Recorded Saturday, May 02, 2009 at Little Village Lawndale High School.