Ringing in a New Era of Accountability: What Can You Do to Hold the New Administration Accountable? This panel, hosted by the Valentine’s Day Campaign will bring together specialists to discuss ways in which organizations, grassroots organizers, and the general public can work to hold the new administration accountable. Panelists include: Fatema Dada of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Emma Pederson of Communities United Against Police Brutality, Eliza Orlins, candidate for Manhattan District Attorney, and Aramis Malachi-Ture Sundiata is the Executive Director of People’s Justice Project, Executive Director of The People’s Justice Project. The panel will be facilitated by Katerina Canyon, lead organizer of Valentine’s Day Campaign and executive board member of Peace Economy Project.
This past year has exposed several ways in which national legislation needs to be changed, and politicians held accountable. This panel will discuss substantive techniques the public can use to help push forward social justice legislation.
The Valentine’s Day Campaign (sponsored by Peace Economy Project) is a grassroots campaign for new police accountability legislation. We are asking the public to peacefully protest police violence on Valentine’s Day by marching locally and delivering Valentine’s Day Cards with the names of those lost or injured due to police violence to local and federal legislators. We ask the public to march if it is safe. If not, they should mail their cards. www.vdaycampaign.org
The Peace Economy Project researches military spending, educates about the hazards of an unchecked military-industrial complex and advocates for conversion from a military- to a more stable, peace-based economy. We focus our attention on local weapons manufacturing, arms proliferation and worldwide militarization. We collaborate with other organizations to raise consciousness about where our tax dollars are invested and to encourage others to reinvest in their communities.