Join us for an in-person book launch of PowerConcedesNothing: How Grassroots Organizing Wins Elections.PowerConcedesNothing recounts the on-the-ground efforts of grassroots organizers that mobilized a record voter turnout in 2020, with contributions and interviews from key figures including Cliff Albright, Larry Cohen, Neidi Dominguez, David Duhalde, Alicia Garza, Ryan Greenwood, Arisha Hatch, Jon Liss, Andrea Cristina Mercado, Maurice Mitchell, Rafael Návar, Ai-jen Poo, Art Reyes III, Nsé Ufot, and Mario Yedidia. Organizer and book editor Linda Burnham will be joined by Deepak Pateriya to discuss the book and their work.
Linda served as national research director and senior advisor at the National Domestic Workers Alliance for nearly a decade and co-authored, with Nik Theodore, Home Economics: The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work. She was a leader in the Third World Women’s Alliance in the 1970s, and co-founded, with Miriam Ching Louie, the Women of Color Resource Center, serving as the organization’s executive director for 18 years.
Deepak Pateriya has been an organizer, campaigner and alliance builder since the 1990’s, in community organizing, the labor movement, and electoral politics. From 2012–2021, Deepak served as Chief of Staff and later Managing Director of Community Change and Community Change Action (CC/CCA). Deepak co-founded Win Justice – the 2018–2020 electoral collaboration of CCA, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Planned Parenthood Votes and Color of Change PAC. Prior to CC/CCA, Deepak worked in the labor movement (2003–2012) for SEIU and the United Food and Commercial Workers, and for SCOPE/AGENDA (1995–2003) in Los Angeles as lead organizer and director of SCOPE’s national capacity-building program. He also co-edited, with Patricia Castellanos, SCOPE’s book Power Tools (A Manual for Organizations Fighting for Justice).