Giuliana Milanese

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Giuliana Milanese and Bill Sorro


Guiliana (Huli) Milanese is a San Francisco activist and the widow of Bill Sorro.

Venceremos

Bill Sorro and Giuliana Milanese met in Cuba in 1970. They were part of the second Venceremos Brigade, a U.S. group that took trips to Cuba to support the revolution and work side by side with Cubans. The two married in the I-Hotel in 1973[1].

Communist Party dissidents

On November 15-16 1991, 30 dissident members of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA convened a meeting to "sign a statement of events" - most or all signatories were soon to break with the party and were later to form Committees of Correspondence.

The signatories included Giuliana Milanese, Northern California[2];

Communist Party reformer

In 1991 Giuliana Milanese, Northern California, was one of several hundred Communist Party USA members to sign the a paper "An initiative to Unite and Renew the Party" - most signatories left the Party after the December 1991 conference to found Committees of Correspondence.[3]

Institute for Social and Economic Studies/CrossRoads

In the mid 1990s Giuliana Milanese served[4]on the Board of Directors of Oakland based Institute for Social and Economic Studies- sponsor of CrossRoads magazine, which sought to promote dialogue and building new alliances among progressives and leftists... and to bring diverse Marxist and socialist traditions to bear while exploring new strategies and directions for the progressive political movements.

CoC National Conference endorser

In 1992 Giuliana Milanese, CoC, San Francisco endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.[5]

CoC National Coordinating Committee

The following are listed in order of votes they received as members of the Committees of Correspondence National Coordinating Committee, elected at the Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.:[6]

Committees of Correspondence

In 1997 Giuliana Milanese served on the National Co-Ordinating Committee of the Committees of Correspondence.[7]

Socialists Urge End of Fragmentation

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96-06-26 an email was sent from David McReynolds and several other socialists, headed "Socialists Urge End of Fragmentation"

The following open letter has been sent to the organizations listed below.
The letter was drafted by Ethan Young, who has been connected with Crossroads, in consultation with a number of concerned individuals in all of the groups listed.
Fraternally,
David McReynolds, member, Socialist Party USA, New York City, June 26, 1996

To: The National Convention of the Committees of Correspondence

As members of the groups listed above, we have joined together out of concern for the future of the organized socialist left. We have two concrete proposals that are being submitted to all of our groups simultaneously, so that they might be discussed and, if accepted, acted on as soon as possible.
1. We propose that joint regional meetings of our six groups be organized for members and invited individuals, as outlined in the June 1996 issue of CROSSROADS.
2. We propose that organizing begin immediately for a national conference of socialist youth in Fall 1997, initiated by the youth members and affiliates of the six groups, but open to co-sponsorship by other agreed-upon groups and individuals.

Sacramento Marxist School

On Oct 17 2002 Giuliana Milanese lectured at the Sacramento Marxist School on Anti-Racist Organizing.[8]

Center for Political Education

In 2003, a panel of speakers Guiliana Milanese, Susan Atwood, Malik Miah, Betita Martinez and Warren Mar spoke in a discussion entitled: "The Socialist Left of the 70’s and 80’s: What Worked, What Didn’t." This discussion was moderated by Steve Williams and Michelle Foy. The event was held at the San Francisco based Center for Political Education, an organization closely associated with the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.[9]

For May Day and Beyond

For May Day and Beyond: White People Stepping Up for Immigrant Rights! was a letter circulated in May 2006, among people mostly affiliated with the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Open Letter to White Communities

In the past month, five million people, mostly immigrants of color, have mobilized for justice and are making history, flooding the streets in unprecedented numbers. Meanwhile, the most visible participation by white people is coming from the racist and right wing leaders who are defining and dominating the debate in the Federal government and in the news, radio and opinion pages. Where are the voices of anti-racist white people in this crucial moment, when the worst anti-immigrant legislation in decades is still poised to drop?

Signatories included Giuliana Milanese.[10]

Committees of Correspondence convention

At the CCDS 6th National Convention July 2009[11]in San Francisco, Charlene Mitchell was honored for her work.

The event was chaired by CCDS Chicago leader Mildred Williamson and was sponsored by the Kendra Alexander Foundation, represented by Eric Quezada. Angela Davis, Hon. Claudia Morcom, Giuliana Milanese and Carl Bloice recalled in loving and glowing terms how Charlene had mentored them and encouraged them through various battles, personal and political.

Ad-Hoc Left Committee

POLITICAL HIGHS, ECONOMIC LOWS: MANAGING U.S. DECLINE

Featuring Gary Younge, Author of "No Place Like Home: A Black Briton's Journey Through the Deep South"

THURSDAY, APRIL 30 2009 St. John's Church, San Francisco

Like previous events sponsored by this Ad Hoc Committee, this program is aimed at fostering dialogue and debate among leftists who see themselves operating within the left-wing-of-the-Obama-motion political space. If there are people sharing this broad viewpoint who you believe would be interested in participating in this conversation, we encourage you to extend this invitation to them.

Ad-Hoc Left Committee: Carl Bloice, Linda Burnham, Max Elbaum, Michelle Foy, Juan Lopez, Calvin Miaw, Giuliana Milanese, Maria Poblet, Tim Thomas, Mei-ying Williams, Steve Williams.[12]

Eric Quezada PRESENTE!

Celebrate Eric Quezada and 15 Years of the Center for Political Education Thursday, December 12 2013, at Mission Neighborhood Center

Friends of Eric Quezada and the Center for Political Education invite you to a community celebration of Eric’s life on the occasion of his 48th birthday and the 15th anniversary of the Center for Political Education.

Celebrate Eric’s contributions to SF-based struggles for social and economic justice, which continue to resonate long after his passing in 2011.

Featuring:

In 1998, Eric Quezada and others founded the CPE at a kitchen table meeting in Bernal Heights. Fifteen years later, the CPE continues to serve as a resource for the San Francisco left, by organizing workshops, talks and community events on topics essential to building strong, conscious social movements.

Proceeds benefit The Center for Political Education)

Host committee: Jason Ferreira, Oscar Grande, Fernando Marti, Huli Milanese, Wendy Phillips, Francisco Ugarte and the CPE Collective.[13]

Ear to the Ground Project

Ear to the Ground Project;

We would like to express our deep respect and appreciation for everyone who took the time to talk with us, and the organizations that generously hosted us during our travels. Interviews were confidential, but the following people have agreed to have their names listed for this publication:

Most of those listed were connected to Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Giuliana Milanese was among those on the list. [14]

San Francisco Jobs with Justice

Executive board members, 2015 of Jobs with Justice San Francisco included Giuliana Milanese, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth.[15]

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