Solidarity Without Borders, with Kazembe Balagun, Mark Bergfeld, Harmony Goldberg and Marcus Graetsch — moderated by Marika Dias
War, ecological crisis, automation, blurring of the rural and urban, the global North and the global South, along with development of precarity for all of global generalized proletariat lays material basis for internationalist solidarity.
Kazembe Balagun has been featured in Time Out New York, The Guardian, German Public Radio and The New York Times and contributed “We Be Reading Marx Where We From” to Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA. As a cultural activist he has sought to create intersections between Marxism, queer theory, feminism and Black liberation movements. He works as project manager at Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, New York Office.
Mark Bergfeld is a writer and organizer. He has written for media outlets such as Al-Jazeera English, the Nation, New Statesman among others. He has been active in social movements in Europe and served on the Executive Council of the National Union of students in the UK. He currently is writing his PhD on the relationship between trade unions and immigrant workers at Queen Mary University of London.
A founding member of SOUL: School of Unity & Liberation in Oakland, Harmony Goldberg has run left political education programs for grassroots organizations in the Bay Area and New York City for more than a decade. Recently completed her PhD in Cultural Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center, and she continues to support grassroots organizations and the broader left as a popular educator, writer and facilitator.
Marcus Graetsch is program coordinator for the Left Forum, has taught Capital, and works as an organizer of the left in both New York City and Berlin.