On April 1, 2011 we launched the first Ella Baker Day Symposium to spearhead the movement to create an Ella Baker Day in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We had an amazing set of panelists who provided information on the legacy of civil rights activist Ella Baker and suggested ways in which we can carry her spirit forward. This year, the second annual Ella Baker Day Symposium will address issues of economic uncertainty, labor disputes, matrices of inequality, and more. The keynote speaker will be Margaret Huang, Director of Rights Working Group. Two panels will provide the opportunity to address, respectively, wealth inequality and labor organizing, and intersections of racism, sexism, classism, and other -isms. A reception and film screening of Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker will follow.
Ella Baker Day Symposium