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A Roundtable Discussion on Solidarity: Meaning and Place in History and Today
September 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Solidarity is a term that’s being tossed around a lot lately, and for
good reason. It’s a powerful word, one which conjures up images of
the Berlin Wall collapsing, the Civil Rights movement and the labor
movements of the turn of 20th century. “Solidarity” is even ensconced
as one of the Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
But what is Solidarity? What does it mean, and what role does it
play in organizing, mobilizing and empowering people today? How is
it different from being an Ally or from Collective Bargaining?
Join us for a frank, honest discussion of the history and meaning of
Solidarity, and what it can bring to our lives and our common fight
for justice and equity on all fronts.
Labor Historian Peter Rachleff of the ESFL will begin with a brief
history of the concept, and then a roundtable of local artists and
organizers from racial, labor and gender justice movements will
weigh in on Solidarity today. We then want to open the floor for an
engaging discussion with everyone present.
Solidarity has transformed the world over and over again. Let’s
see what we can learn from it, and from each other.