Report from Rojava: Speaking Tour on Direct Democracy

The Emergency Committee for Rojava will organize a speaking tour on Rojava. The first meeting is on Saturday in Bellingham.

The speaking tour Report from Rojava: Women’s Revolution, Direct Democracy & Social Ecology in North-East Syria, will take place May 11th - 17th, featuring public talks led by Emergency Committee for Rojava (ECR) members Debbie Bookchin and Arthur Pye.

ECR said in a statement presenting the tour: "After nearly twelve years, despite a relentless war of aggression waged by Turkey and ISIS, the Kurdish freedom movement, alongside the other diverse peoples of North-East Syria, continue to build and defend a sweeping social revolution rooted in the principles of direct-democracy, women’s liberation, cooperative economics, cultural pluralism and social ecology.

How is society being organized in Rojava? What are the revolution’s achievements and challenges? How did this movement transform chaos into social revolution, and what lessons could we apply to organizing our own local communities?

Join us as we discuss what is happening in Rojava, why it matters, and how we can stand in solidarity.

The Emergency Committee for Rojava is proud to be partnering with the Institute for Social Ecology (ISE), Democratic Socialists of America - Libertarian Socialist Caucus (DSA-LSC), and the Oil & Gas Action Network (OGAN) as co-sponsors of this tour."

All events will be FREE to the public.

For more information, contact [email protected]

Tour program

Bellingham -May 11 (6 PM)

Seattle -May 12 (4 PM)

Olympia -May 13 (6 PM)

Portland -May 14 (6 PM)

San Francisco -May 16 (6 PM)

Oakland -May 17 (6 PM)