- This event has passed.
Discussion: Activists of color speak out on solutions to police violence and Covid-19
June 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
Saturday, June 20 – 1:00-2:30PM EDT
Followed by Join the FSP Q&A from 2:30-3:00PM EDT
Click here to register on Zoom
Confronting tear gas and rubber bullets, protesters of all colors have filled the streets all over the U.S. and the world to say “no more!” to police killings of Black people, and to brutality against demonstrators and militarization of our communities. Black, Latinx and Indigenous peoples were already suffering disproportionate rates of Covid-related illness and death as well as systemic unemployment.
Alongside the coronavirus crisis, in just the last five months cops killed George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Rayshard Brooks and other African Americans. Meanwhile, Asian Americans have faced brutal scapegoating for the virus. Join speakers in a discussion of what it will take to uproot the racist, white supremacist, misogynist underpinnings of this country and create a new normal — a global worker-led society based on equally shared resources.
The leadership of people of color is crucial to winning a different world, and everyone will benefit when the most oppressed rise. We will discuss strategies for building a multi-racial movement to make cops accountable, defund police, nationalize health care, establish public jobs programs, and cancel rents in the here and now.
Kristina Lee – Queer Black and Chinese American feminist and coordinator of the Bay Area Comrades of Color Caucus
Sharon Quinsaat – Filipina immigrant, socialist feminist, and sociologist
Donations for this program will benefit the Freedom Socialist Newspaper.
Freedom Socialist Party – New York City
113 West 128th St, Harlem
New York, NY 10027
212-222-0633 – firstname.lastname@example.org