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Socialist Night School – Civil Rights Unionism
Short URL: https://seattledsa.org/?p=17252
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online (Zoom Call)
Socialist Night School is an open course that provides a chance to develop our politics together, regardless of background knowledge or whether you’ve attended a class before. New members and lifelong socialists, all are welcome! To sign up for our mailing list or to find out more, e-mail us at [email protected]
The topic for September is civil rights unionism. We’ll discuss some historical examples of how civil rights and labor rights were linked in the fight for justice at work and in daily life, and explore what lessons we can learn and apply to our efforts today.
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Required Readings (suggested reading order)
- Civil Rights Unionism and the Black Freedom Struggle, Robert Korstad
- Civil Rights Unionism (excerpt), Robert Korstad
- How McCarthyism and the Red Scare Hurt the Black Freedom Struggle, Paul Heideman