[act-ma] Tonight (5/21) @ 7:00 p.m. Public Institutions Under Attack, Join the conversation with trade union activists (7:00 p.m. EDT - note new time)

Suren Moodliar suren at fairjobs.org
Thu May 21 14:06:47 PDT 2020

Join postal worker organizer Chuck Zlatkin, NY Labor Communications
Council, and public higher ed activists to discuss the threat to the common

Thursday's edition of *Shelter & Solidarity* addresses the assault on
public institutions at the very moment we need them most!
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Public Institutions Under Attack: Threats to the Common Good

*Zoom Video/Conference Call, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) - scroll down
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Join a conversation about the government and corporate class campaigns to
use the COVID moment to privatize or destroy our most critical public
services: from the US Postal Service, to Public higher education, and

We will be joined by Postal Worker Organizer, Charles Zlatkin, of New York
Labor Labor Communications Council, as well Clarissa Eaton, a faculty
member at UMass Boston, recently affected by massive faculty cuts at
Boston's only public university.

Join us for an open conversation about the books we are reading during our
shelter-in-place sojourn. What book has most resonated with you during this
unprecedented time, and why? Share with others what you are enjoying and
what you are taking away from the text. Reading and sharing what's valuable
on the page can help us cope with--and deepen our grasp of-- the challenges
we face in this difficult historical period. Help us buoy spirits as well
as build shields for future battles. Our First S&S Social Hour!

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*5/21/20 7:00 PM Eastern*


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In ou last episode, a roundtable conversation, we asked, "What are we
reading? What are we learning?" Many books came up including:

   - Mike Davis, *The Monster at Our Door*
   - Laurie Garrett, *Betrayal of Trust
   - George Lakey, *Viking Economics*
   - Ling Ma, *Severance*
   - Augustine Sedgewick, *Coffeeland: One Man’s Dark Empire and the Making
   of Our Favorite Drug
   - Stephen Schlesinger & Stephen Kinzer, *Bitter Fruit: The Story of the
   American Coup in Guatemala
   - Tim Sheard, The Lenny Moss Mysteries
   - Jessie Sima, *Love, Z
   - Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo, The Martin Beck Police Mystery Series
   - Rob Wallace, *Big Farms Make Big Flu*

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