September 2, 2020

POSTPONED: Second Solidarity School to explore connections between Defund Police and climate justice

Second of four mass calls to take place on Defund Police, with two more meetings taking place through November elections

USA — In this moment of palpable urgency around the compound crises of COVID-19, anti-Black violence, a lingering economic crisis, and fossil-fueled climate change causing devastating impacts, 350 US is organizing the first-ever Solidarity School series. Solidarity School is a series of four online mass meetings in the lead-up to, and following, the November election. 

The second mass call on Wednesday, September 9th, will feature leaders with Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) Atlanta & DC Chapters, and organizers from across the U.S. leading the movement for racial justice. Organizers will explore connections between the demand to divest and defund from systems of white supremacy — such as prisons, police, ICE and fossil fuels — and racial, climate, and economic justice. 

“Police and fossil fuel companies share racist, colonialist, and fascist roots because they were purposefully designed to serve systems of white supremacy,” said Tianna Arredondo with “On the second Solidarity School, we’ll dive into the connections between the demands to defund, divest, and abolish police, ICE, and fossil fuels, and how we collectively hold government, polluters, and fossil fuel billionaires accountable for their destruction.”

WHAT: Solidarity Schools mass calls on: (1) Our Fight for a Just Recovery; (2) Defund, Abolish & Divest; (3) Protecting Votes & Building Power; (4) From Recovery to Restoration


All calls will take place from 5-6:30pm PST / 8-9:30pm EST. Register here, or tune in on YouTube or Facebook Live.

WHO: In collaboration with BYP100 Atlanta & DC Chapters and 350 US, Solidarity Schools will feature visionary leaders across racial, climate, and economic justice movements fighting for a Just Recovery.

Design: Cristina Rutter


Contact: Lindsay Meiman, [email protected], (347) 460-9082