Wednesday, March 16 7pm Queens Pride House 76-11 37 Avenue Jackson Heights The City University of New York has provided a path to higher education for the working class of New York for generations. After the titanic struggles of the 70's that opened the doors to NYC's Black and Latino/a students, CUNY began a decades-long retrenchment of tuition and fee increases. Cuts to … [Read more...] about Crisis in Higher Ed: Free CUNY Now!
The April 29, meeting of the Brooklyn Branch of International Socialist Organization (ISO) (Proposed Agenda below) Anti-black racism has been critically important to the US ruling class for nearly as long as there has been a US ruling class. In a country built on slavery and permeating with anti-black racism to this day, they have conjured all manner of slanders to justify the … [Read more...] about The Social Construction of Racism
In this day-long series of workshops, we will attempt to highlight not only the ways in which climate change is connected to everyday issues, but also how we can talk to others (be they students, friends, family, neighbors, or fellow activists) and help build a movement to fight this global crisis. Using the new book A People's Curriculum for the Earth, we will brainstorm and … [Read more...] about Everything is Connected: Talking Climate Justice in our Schools and Communities
Join Diane Ravitch, Brian Jones, and Jesse Hagopian for a book event and discussion between teachers, students and parents of the new uprising against high-stakes testing. DIANE RAVITCH is a former U.S. assistant secretary of education, and author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Reign of Error, and other books on education history … [Read more...] about More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing
Millions are fed up with Governor Cuomo and his disastrous education and labor policies. Brian Jones, the Green Party Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, joins parents, teachers and students to discuss an alternative vision for public education in our city and state. The time is now to bring together anger and organization. Back to school, back in action! RSVP on … [Read more...] about Cuomo is Destroying Our Schools: The Green Alternative
Declaration, Protest, Successes, and Call to Action Calling all NYC Metro Area community activists, the “voices of resistance”, families, students, civil rights advocates, voters, immigrant families, policymakers and legislators, union members, teachers, faith leaders, and all communities that believe in a good public education for all! Join us in a march and rally seeking to … [Read more...] about Taking Back OUR Schools Rally & March
Haymarket Books and Jacobin Magazine host Labor Notes founder Kim Moody, “one of the leading intellectuals of the labor movement” according to Robin Kelley, as well as working class activists in the fields of education and low-wage-work. Friday, May 2 7pm The New School, Room 404 66 West 12 St, NY NY 10011 RSVP on Facebook. The panelists will sketch a picture of the state of … [Read more...] about In Solidarity: Working-Class Organization and Strategy Today