Monday, August 23, 2021

Community Engagement\Participation. FYI & Participation: Launch of the National Justice Roundtable: Monday, August 30th, 1pm-5pm EST, 10am-2pm PT.

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Within BEMA International we promote, we advocate for ‘Degree of Citizen Power’, and ‘Degree of Participation’ for our youths to change the paradigms in our communities.



You’re cordially invited to join leaders and organizers for

The First of a Series of National Justice Roundtables:On Building A Unified Progressive Movement

When:  Monday, August 30th, from 1-5pm ET, 10am-2pm PT 

Where:  Via Zoom, registration link here (you’ll get follow up info.)

Press/questions: Joel Segal (571)-344-1518 

Dear Friends:

We warmly invite you to actively participate in an unprecedented gathering of progressive economic and social justice leaders, healthcare experts, community organizers, voting rights advocates, climate and green jobs activists at the Inaugural National Justice Roundtable, Monday, August 30th, from 1pm to 5pm EST, 10am-2pm Pacific Standard Time. (see list of speakers and participants below).

Due to the very dangerous Covid-19 Delta Variant, the NJR will be broadcast via zoom and radio for those who prefer to participate at the Summit on-line.

The legendary Dolores Huerta, one of the founders of the United Farm Workers Union, Rudy Arredondo, President of the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association, and Reverend Graylan Hagler are the Senior Advisors of the National Justice Roundtable.

At the National Justice Roundtable, we will have representatives from The National Organization For Women, the National Coalition To End Homelessness, Progressive Democrats of America, national climate action/green leaders, affordable housing/end homelessness, African American, Native American, Asian Pacific American, Latin X, interfaith, civil rights, artists, DC Statehood, small farmers and ranchers, and African climate action leaders and dignitaries will be attending the meeting. (Names of confirmed speakers and participants forthcoming)There is a widespread feeling among progressive leaders, community organizers, civic leaders, and activists that the time has come for the creation of a “united progressive coalition” with representation from 435 Congressional Districts and 50 states--given the existential threat of the climate emergency, far right wing authoritarian threats to democracy, and the persistent savage inequality, poverty and homelessness that plague the U.S. and the world.

This is the first time in American and world history where how we organize in the streets and suites, will ultimately determine whether or not civilization survives the climate emergency, whether or nor we can save our democracy from far right wing anti-government extremists, and pass federal green and “social justice” legislation in Congress that will foster social and economic justice for all—and save our planet! 

At the first National Justice Roundtable, we seek to discuss the following in an informal and relaxed atmosphere to foster unity….. we plan to have a series of these Roundtables via zoom in order to begin the process of building a united progressive coalition:

- How do we unite progressives across the nation under one diverse and intersectional umbrella where ethnic communities are in leadership, where progressive activists who live in towns and cities across the nation have the real opportunity to become part of a united “progressive home.” 

- How do we rapidly organize a progressive green earth global movement that has real political power in order for humanity thrive and survive the climate emergency; how do we create a rapid response street and suite heat apparatus, so we do not have to continue building ad hoc coalitions whenever there is political crisis, and Congress and the President are not acting in the best interests of “we the people.” 

- How do progressives become a highly visible political force in the national and world media, how do we bring in artists, musicians, actors, and dignitaries so we become more visible in the media. How do we create our own independent progressive media that has maximum viewership. 

-What political infrastructure is needed to hold Members of Congress, The Executive Branch, the Supreme Court, and elected officials accountable so we can pass human-centric progressive green/social justice legislation on the federal, world, state, and local level; or to stop harmful legislation from passing. How do we generate our own progressive green legislation that we want passed in Congress, state, and local levels. 

For more information, please contact Joel Segal 571 344-1518. 

*In Solidarity,

Dolores Huerta, Founder, Dolores Huerta Foundation

Co-Founder United Farm Workers Union With Cesar Chavez

Christian F. Nunes, President, National Organization For Women, (NOW) 

Chase Iron Eyes, Attorney, Lakota People’s Law Project

Key Leader, Standing Rock Water Protectors Movement

Maureen Taylor, State Chairperson, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization 

Rudy Arredondo, President, National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association 

Joel Segal National Justice Roundtable

Co-Founder, 2000 Universal Health Care and Global HIV/AIDS Campaigns

Rep. John Conyers, 2000-2013, senior legislative assistant

Harvey Wasserman, National Co-ordinator, National Grassroots Election Protection Coalition

Andrea Miller, Executive Director, Center For Common Ground 

Tatanka Bricca, Co-Founder, Circle of 100, Co-Leader California Green New Deal, Long Time National Social Justice Activist 

Gloria Tinubu, Applied Economist, Educator, Former Elected Official

Magdaleno Leno Rose-Avila, Building Bridges (human rights activist)

Honorable Charles Moreland, DC First Elected Representative 

U.S. Senator Michael Brown, District of Columbia 

Ray McClendon, NAACP Atlanta Political Action Chairman,

GOTV/Election Protection National Leader

James Fakuda, President, LULAC, NJ

Reverend Dr. Rodney, Sadler, Director of the Center For Social Justice and Reconciliation, Union Presbyterian Seminary

Mike Hersh, Progressive Democrats Of America, Director of Communications 

Amanda Robertson, Climate Action Leader, North Carolina 

National Justice Roundtable Speakers and Participants

August 30, 2021   1pm-5pm 

  • Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder, National Farm Workers Association, Senior Advisor
  • Rep. Alan, Grayson, D-FLA
  • Christian Nunes, President, National Organization For Women
  • Mustafa Ali, Executive VP, National Wildlife Federation, Former Senior Advisor, President Obama
  • Folabi Olagbaju, Greenpeace, Washington DC
  • Norman Stockwell, Publisher, Progressive Magazine
  • Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler. National Interfaith Justice Leader, Charlotte, NC
  • Harvey Wasserman, Senior Advisor, Greenpeace, Organizer, No Nukes Concert Concert, NYC,
  • national election protection activists author, professor
  • Ana Blackburn, Latin X leader, NC Poor People’s Campaign
  • Alan Minsky, E.D., Progressive Democrats of America
  • Donald Whitehead, E.D. National Coalition For The Homeless
  • Rajni Shankar Brown, Professor, Stetson University, NCH Board of Directors
  • Rudy Arredondo, President, National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association
  • Workers Circle, NYC, Anne Tobach,
  • Tatanka Bricca, Green New Deal California, Long time organizer, United Farm Workers
  • Charles Mooreland, DC Statehood, first elected DC Rep., U.S. Congress
  • Gracie Patton, Un-Pac Virginia, national university organization working for passage of
  • for the People Act
  • Rev Graylan Hagler, Plymouth United Church of Christ, Washington, DC
  • Robert Wilson, Former Under-Secretary of State, NC
  • James Fakuda, President, LULAC,NJ
  • Eva K Lee, Professor of Science and Engineering, Georgia Tech, Expert on clean renewable energy
  • Debra Mack, Hill Staffer, works in black progressive circles
  • Joe Libertelli, Director, UDC Law School
  • Fredette West, former senior Hill Staffer, Rep. Charles Diggs
  • Bob Sissler, Organizer, United Auto Workers, former close colleague, Rep. John Conyers, Detroit
  • Mike Hersh, PDA Commuications Director
  • Stephen Spitz, PDA Virginia
  • Phyllis Zolotoro, Universal health care and senior citizen rights leader
  • Charles Stephenson, former Legislative Director, Rep. Ron Dellums
  • Mark Watson, former senior legislative assistant, Rep. John Conyers
  • Moshe Chertoff, Progressive Democrats of Israel
  • Jim Duffet, leader 2000 universal health care movement
  • Taylor Branson, Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association
  • Dr. Carmon Johnson, criminal justice reform leader, Washington, DC
  • Enid Shore, former senior assistant, Harry Belafonte
  • Phyllis Zolotoro, universal health care, senior citizen rights, and disability activist
  • Noa Baum, Workers Circle
  • Ann Tobach, Workers Circle
  • Noelle Damico, Workers Circle
  • Drew Glover, Youth activist and social justice organizer
  • Maureen Taylor, State Chairperson, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization
  • Cynthia Perry,  Alliance of Moral Progressives
  • Donna Marie Woodson, Alliance of Moral Progressives 


Washington, D.C.


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