Strike for the Common Good: Fighting for the Future of Public Education – Dec 8

Posted by Economic Policy Institute on December 1, 2020

“Teachers have found their power and won’t go down without a fight,” proclaims the newly released Strike for the Common Good: Fighting for the Future of Public Education that delves into everything from the Black Lives Matter movement and its impact on schools to fighting for fair pay.

This webinar will delve into education and union power in a new age of labor activism—including online organizing, anti-austerity movements, and pushing for racial justice in the classroom. Hear from Rebecca Kolins Givan, co-editor of Strike for the Common Good, as well as Jesse Hagopian, an educator and racial justice activist, who will share his story of direct action and organizing in Seattle. EPI Research Associate Sylvia Allegretto will discuss what workers can learn from teachers organizing and EPI Director of EARN Naomi Walker will moderate the discussion.

Date and Time: December 8, 2020, 4:00-5:00 PM

Featured speakers:

Rebecca Kolins Givan, Associate Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Rutgers University
Jesse Hagopian, Teacher and Co-adviser of the Black student Union, Garfield High School
Sylvia Allegretto, Economist, University of California, Berkeley, and Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute

Naomi Walker, Director of EARN, Economic Policy Institute

Register here.

Purchase Strike for the Common Good: Fighting for the Future of Public Education here. Use code UMSTRIKE to receive a 30% off discount through December.


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