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Sunday, July 29 • 9:00am - 10:50am
From the Inside Out: Power, Leadership, and Direct Democracy

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This panel bridges political theory and real-life movement experiences from the United States, the Rojava solidarity movement, Argentina, Barcelona, and beyond to explore questions of power and leadership within direct democracy movements.  Presenters will address topics including individual leadership, affective relationships, the tension between popular assemblies and political parties, and dynamics of power and municipal governance from a legal perspective. As an all-women panel, we bring a spirit of feminizing politics and will promote a collaborative, generative conversation that embodies the horizontal, participatory principles that we promote.


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Debbie Bookchin

Journalist and Author, Institute for Social Ecology
Debbie Bookchin is an author and award-winning investigative journalist. She has written for The Atlantic, The Nation, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Roar Magazine, and numerous other publications. She has been a featured speaker focusing on social ecology and radical... Read More →
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Eleanor Finley

Eleanor Finley is a writer, speaker, activist, and radical municipalist. She is a member of the Institute for Social Ecology (ISE) and Steering Committee of Symbiosis. She has written about radical democracy in diverse contexts including the Kurdish freedom movement, the United States... Read More →
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Sixtine van Outryve

Researcher, Yale Law School
Sixtine van Outryve is a graduate student at Yale Law School, as well as a teaching assistant and Ph.D. researcher in sociology of law and political theory at the Centre for Philosophy of Law at UCLouvain in Belgium. Her Ph.D. relates to the relationship of municipalist social movements... Read More →
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Marina Sitrin

Author, Binghampton University
​​​​Marina Sitrin is a writer, lawyer, teacher, organizer, and dreamer. She is the editor of Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina (2006) AK Press,  author of Everyday Revolutions: Horizontalism & Autonomy in Argentina (2012) Zed Books, and co-author of They... Read More →

Sunday July 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:50am PDT
5th Floor Room 503