🌹 Women’s Revolution, Direct Democracy and Social Ecology in North-East Syria

Steering Committee

May 17, 2024

East Bay DSA is proud to co-sponsor a forum to discuss what is happening in Rojava, why it matters, and how we can stand in solidarity. Author-activists Debbie Bookchin and Arthur Pye will report on what they have seen in Rojava, addressing questions such as, How did this movement transform the chaos of war and ethno-religious conflict into social revolution? How is society being organized in Rojava? What are the revolution’s achievements and challenges? What lessons are being learned and how could we apply them in our own movement for democratic socialism?

Debbie Bookchin is an author and longtime journalist, writer and speaker on municipalism, who also served as press secretary to Bernie Sanders for three years when he was first elected to the US Congress. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Nation, and many other outlets. She is a founding member of the Emergency Committee for Rojava.

Arthur Pye is a writer and community organizer based in the Pacific Northwest, who recently returned from North-East Syria where he lived for one year studying the Rojava revolution. He is a steering committee member of the Emergency Committee for Rojava, and his writing can be found in Strange Matters magazine.


When: May 17, 2024, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Wendte Hall - 685 14th St, Oakland, CA, 94612
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