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Lessons from the Teachers Revolts

May 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are living through the first strike wave in the US in four decades. It’s a historic moment. What lessons can we learn from both the victories and the defeats?

Speakers:
+ An Arizona teacher activist Skyping in

+ Eric Blanc
Eric writes on labor movements past and present, including for Jacobin Magazine. Formerly a high school teacher in the Bay Area, he is a doctoral student in the Sociology department at New York University.

+ Leia Petty
Leia is a socialist and activist living in Brooklyn, NY. She is a member of the International Socialist Organization, a high school counselor, and a member of NYC for Abortion Rights, a new organization fighting for an unapologetic defense of abortion and full reproductive justice.

+ More TBA!

Co-sponsored by the International Socialist Organization (ISO) Brooklyn, Jacobin Magazine, the NYC DSA Labor Branch, the Downtown Socialists – ISO, and more TBA! This event will be at the Verso Books loft.

The Brooklyn Branch of the ISO meets most Wednesdays at 7pm at the Brooklyn Free School (372 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill). Visit nycsocialist.org or our Facebook page for upcoming meetings and protests, and DM us on FB to get organized with us!

Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. The print magazine is released quarterly and reaches over 30,000 subscribers, in addition to a web audience of 1,000,000 a month. Read and subscribe at https://www.jacobinmag.com

The NYC DSA Labor Branch is the labor branch of the NYC chapter of the largest socialist organization in the country. NYC DSA fights, and organizes, for more democracy in more places with activism and education. The Labor Branch brings together members who are involved in the labor movement to coordinate activities across unions, locals, and worker centers in the city. It meets in Manhattan. To learn more, email labor [at] socialists.nyc.

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Written by our speakers:
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/04/teachers-strikes-oklahoma-socialism-sanders-unions

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/03/west-virginia-wildcat-strike-militancy-peia

Venue

Verso Books
20 Jay St, Suite 1010
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Website:
https://www.versobooks.com