Fighting for Social Justice in a Pandemic

Join Latosha and some powerful other guests for a dynamic discussion on how organizing and social movement tactics and methods are changing in the COVID-19 era of physical distancing. Participants will learn what the priorities of social justice networks and organizations are, and how they have changed in the time of Coronavirus. We will also discuss what leaders in the field have been learning about power building in light of these changes.Participants include:LaTosha Brown, Founder Black Voters Matter FundGeorge Goehl, Director, People’s ActionMichelle Miller, Co-Founder and Co-Director, coworker.orgArchon Fung, Harvard Kennedy School (Moderator)Virtual Event DetailsThis event will be livestreamed on YouTube Live: for an event reminder fifteen minutes before the discussion via the Ash Center event page:

By |May 4th, 2020|

Black activists and officials see a major threat in South’s plans to reopen

As Southern governors are reopening the region this week, black activists are joining with local and federal lawmakers to sound the alarm about what they see as a looming threat to the Black Belt. They say the mostly white, male Republicans — who were reluctant to close their states but are now eager to reopen — are effectively issuing a “death sentence” for millions of black Americans who have been disproportionately impacted both economically and medically by the novel coronavirus. Click Here to Read More

By |May 3rd, 2020|

Our Biggest Threat Isn’t COVID-19. It’s The President

Trump has elected to lift the stay-at-home rules that slowed the spread of COVID-19. It’s simple, really. To him, the needs of a small number of CEOs and high-wealth families are more important than your life, or mine. He’s choosing unchecked capitalism and bailouts for his friends over the health and safety of ordinary workers. The people who wait tables. The people who drive for Lyft and Uber. The people who care for our kids and parents. The powers that be are pretty much willing to sacrifice everyone who doesn’t have the luxury of continuing to work from home. If we are called back to work before the proper time, the answer of every patriotic American must be a loud and forceful, “hell, no!” If Trump doesn’t care about our safety, we must take matters into our own hands. Stay home. Stop the spread of this virus. You have a right to save your own life. Listen to public health experts and doctors. They [...]

By |May 3rd, 2020|