On October 2022, the New York Office of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung celebrated its 10th year of operation. In light of this marker, we looked back on the work we’ve done the past years and looked forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead of us.
During October 28-29, we hosted “
Step by Step, Feeling the Ground: Transatlantic Left Dialogue and Internationalism in Our Time,” an international conference that featured panel discussions on the left in government, confronting the far right, racial justice, and the state of multilateralism as well as walking tours that looked up close at gentrification and the impact of the climate crisis on New York City.
conference below on our YouTube channel.
Opening | Origins and Directions Albert Scharenberg, founding Co-Director of RLS-NYC (2012-2018) Stefanie Ehmsen, founding Co-Director of RLS-NYC (2012-2018) Gabriele Kickut, Vice President, RLS-NYC Moderator: Andreas Günther, Director, RLS-NYC (2018-present)
Panel | No pasarán: Confronting the Far Right Pasha Dashtgard, Director of Research, Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL), American University Maria Luisa Mendonça, Co-Director, Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil Tal Lavin, journalist and author Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy (2020) Sophie Dieckmann, Member of the Board, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Moderator: Stefanie Ehmsen, Head of Regional Coordination, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
Panel | The Long Shadow: Colonialism, Slavery, the Debate about Reparations and Affirmative Action Bafta Sarbo, Initiative Schwarze Menschen ISD Jabari Brisport, New York State Senator, 25th District Moderator: Albert Scharenberg, Senior Advisor for Publications, Editor for International Politics, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
Panel | United Nations – United Peoples? Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBarbara Adams, Chair of the Board and Senior Policy Advisor, Global Policy Forum Helmut Scholz, Member of the European Parliament – GUE/NGL John Feffer, Director of Foreign Policy In Focus, Institute for Policy Studies Natalia Caruso, Indigenous Women Global Program Partner Moderator: Andreas Günther, Director, RLS-NYC
Keynote SpeechSara Nelson International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO