(PART 2) UNDER THE BLACKLIGHT:
COVID AND DISASTER CAPITALISM

Panelists:

Dara Baldwin is the Director of National Policy for the Center for Disability Rights, Inc. where she has led multiple national and international advocacy campaigns.  Dara assisted with writing the disability provisions and was a leader in the advocacy campaign to get the Violence Against Women Act 2013 passed. Baldwin worked on 12 bills that passed in Congress and signed by President Barack Obama during his term in office. Plus, she is the Campaign Manager for the passage of the Disability Integration Act and works on Housing, Criminal Justice, Violence and Abuse and other issue areas. 

Janine Jackson is the program director and producer/host of FAIR’s syndicated weekly radio show CounterSpin. She contributes frequently to FAIR’s newsletter Extra!, and co-edited The FAIR Reader: An Extra! Review of Press and Politics in the ’90s (Westview Press). She has appeared on ABC‘s Nightline and CNN Headline News, among other outlets, and has testified to the Senate Communications Subcommittee on budget reauthorization for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 

Saru Jayaraman is the Co-Founder and President of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. After 9/11, together with displaced World Trade Center workers, she co-founded ROC, which now has more than 18,000 worker members, 200 employer partners, and several thousand consumer members in a dozen states nationwide. Saru authored Behind the Kitchen Door, a national bestseller.

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo. In 2018, she published The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes On the Disaster Capitalists. She is Senior Correspondent for The Intercept, a Puffin Writing Fellow at Type Media Center and is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University.

Mily Treviño-Sauceda is the Executive Director & Co-Founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Inc. She is also known as the founder of the farmworker women’s movement in the U.S. since late 80s. Mily co-founded “Mujeres Mexicanas” (Mexican Women), Coachella Valley. With support of the CRLA Foundation, she co-founded Líderes Campesinas, in 1992, the first state-based farmworker women's unique grass roots organization that became a movement of campesina leaders advocating on behalf of campesinas. In 2011, co-founded Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, the first national grassroots based farmworker women's organization.

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