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A Green New Deal for Safe Public Schools

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

8:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM CDT / 6:00 PM MDT / 5:00 PM PDT

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Classrooms have emerged as an urgent arena of class struggle, as educators resisting a return to work in unsafe conditions are connecting the dots between the COVID-19 pandemic, a deeply unequal educational system, crises of racial injustice and social reproduction, and the climate crisis. Several teachers unions, along with left social movements and coalitions like DSA and CPD, have joined together under the banner of "Demand Safe Schools," and the AFT has authorized preemptive "safety strikes."

Join us for a panel discussion featuring union organizers, teachers, parents, and DSA-endorsed electeds, on the theme of a Green New Deal for safe schools, centering a holistic vision of "safety" that includes staff, students, and the broader communities in which schools are embedded. Moderated by Daniel Aldana Cohen, co-author of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal, panelists Jollene Levid, Hannah Allison, Nikil Saval, and Jabari Brisport will discuss, for instance, how a Green New Deal for schools will benefit the labor movement and secure a more just future for our families.

Co-sponsored by Jacobin Magazine