Special guest speaker at our next meeting
On Monday, November 27th, at 5:30pm, FPBO will host a special guest speaker. Longtime Native/Chicano activist Roberto Mendoza will compare and contrast capitalist values and indigenous values. His one-hour talk will be followed by a short business meeting.
Roberto’s career as an activist began with the occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay in 1969. He has been involved in the Pit River struggle and in Los Siete de la Raza; he was co-chair of the San Francisco chapter of the American Indian Movement and a leader in the bioregional movement, Green Party USA, Detroit Summer, the Center for Vision and Policy in Maine, Idle No More Central Oklahoma and the Green Corn Movement of Oklahoma. He is the author of Look! A Nation is Coming: Native Americans and the Second American Revolution.
Roberto is also a muralist and filmmaker whose latest film project is Out of the Shadows, a film about how homeless people and undocumented people live in the shadows. He is currently developing a seminar on the differences between indigenous and capitalist values and how the revolution will be indigenized.