Immigration

Description/Abstract of your Event: 

What’s Marx got to do with it? Everything. Public school is where race and class come together: it will take a class struggle strategy to fight the joint Democratic and Republican capitalist drive to bust the unions, privatize the schools, and target immigrant families for deportation. Panel and discussion will focus on major issues in teacher organizing: eyewitness accounts of spreading teacher strikes in West Virginia and Oklahoma, and what program to break the stranglehold of the union bureaucracy; the need for labor mobilizations to stop I.C.E. raids and arrests; teacher strikes from Oaxaca to Brazil to the U.S.

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Two films about the rise of the fascist right will be screened, one a ten-minute short "The Battle for the Real", a film that shows how both activists and fascists have used media tools, while calling for an ethical use of platforms, and "Antifa", a 30-minute film about who Antifascists are and how they have fought the racists and misogynists that are taking advantage of the momentum given to them since the campaign and election of Donald Trump to the White House. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Daryle Lamont Jenkins, Executive Director of the Philadelphia-based antifascist organization One People's Project, and feature antifascist activists who have been on the frontlines over the past two years.