The Role of Unions in Resisting Settler Colonialism and Racism In Social Movements.
This exercise is informed by the insight that we learn through doing. Students can either attend a demonstration in the community or attend an online meeting/educational of a social movement organization. If you select your own event, please discuss it with me beforehand.
You will write a three-page typed report that will include how you learned about the demonstration/meeting/educational, why you attended, and an ethnographic descriiption of what transpired at the demonstration/meeting/educational. In your reporting on the event, you will also use at least two social movement concepts, themes or arguments to analyze the demonstration/meeting/educational.
Cross CUNY Working Group Against Racism and Colonialism. (This group, made up of CUNY faculty and students, came out of an effort to pass a resolution in the labor union that represents faculty and staff at CUNY—the Professional Staff Congress—in support of Palestinian Rights)
Watch, at your convenience, this teach-in on the topic of “The Role of Unions in Resisting Settler Colonialism and Racism”. You will then attend a meeting by zoom that I will organize with Professor Carol Lang, one of the speakers at the teach-in, and organizers of Cross CUNY Working Group Against Racism and Colonialism that led the effort to pass a resolution in support of Palestinian Rights.