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 350.org. “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
WHEN & WHERE:
- Wednesday, August 12: Our Fight for a Just Recovery: Workers Rights, Racial Justice, COVID & Climate. Call #1 recording here.
- DATE TBC: Defund, Abolish & Divest: Climate, Racial & Economic Justice
- Wednesday, October 7: Protecting Votes & Building Power: Climate Justice & the Election
- Wednesday, November 11: From Recovery to Restoration: Holding Politicians Accountable & Organizing for a Just Transition
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.
Contact: Lindsay Meiman, [email protected], (347) 460-9082