Thursday, June 25, 7 p.m. (Eastern Time)
The world shook on May 25, 2020. Videos of police officers murdering George Floyd have sparked a global movement against racial injustices and the police that enforce them. Every day tens of thousands of people take to the street all over the country in a mass movement that is gaining support from broad layers of American society. Bus drivers are refusing to cooperate with the police, union dock workers are participating in a Juneteenth solidarity strike, and more and more labor groups are discussing kicking cops out of the labor movement. The growing mass movement is taking up urgent needed demands including defunding the police, removing cops from schools, and ending the racist prison industrial complex.
Socialist Resurgence CT is bringing together a panel of activists to discuss what led to this social explosion and what are the next steps towards creating a truly just society.
Barb Fair – Stop Solitary CT, long-time leader in the fight against police brutality in Connecticut
Alicia Strong – New Britain Racial Justice Coalition, community organizer
Keren Prescott – Founder and Co-President of Power Up Manchester/Power Up Connecticut
Matt T – Socialist Resurgence CT, Organizer for racial justice in the UConn community
Xev D – Young Abolitionist Collective
(Malcolm X poster by Mike Alewitz)