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11:00 am Winning and Sustaining Police-free Schools: Lessons from the Freedom Side @ Online
Winning and Sustaining Police-free Schools: Lessons from the Freedom Side @ Online
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Register During this virtual panel we will learn from movement organizers who are leading the way toward holistically safe schools to understand the themes emerging across North America when it comes to implementing policies and practices that are truly about police-free schools and the call for abolition. To be on the freedom side means that schools are rid of all forms of policing, recognizing its oppressive origins. We will identify and discuss how to eliminate new threats and challenges that are emerging at the local, state, and federal levels. Lastly, … Continued
2:00 pm Counting Crime: Racial Politics of Crime Data and How It’s Used @ Online
Counting Crime: Racial Politics of Crime Data and How It’s Used @ Online
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Counting Crime: Racial Politics of Crime Data and How It's Used @ Online
Politicians, pundits, and mainstream media are claiming crime is going up and some are blaming defund the police campaigns. But how we measure crime is a socially constructed, political process and more data literacy on this topic can be useful in this political moment. In this educational lecture we will learn about some of the history of counting crime during the post-Emancipation period, who has pushed for crime data to be collected, some of the major data sources (including the samples and methods), and how crime data is deployed for … Continued
6:30 pm DSA Night School: Electoral Politics for Marxist Dummies
DSA Night School: Electoral Politics for Marxist Dummies
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Come meet up with comrades at our first in-person night school since the pandemic. We’re exploring electoral politics and socialist governance. Reading Colin Hays survey of differing Marxist analyses of the State, a piece on Sewer Socialism, and an excerpt from “Outsider in the White House.” Readings: Marxism and the State The Socialist Party and the Union in Milwaukee Socialism in One City Optional: Philly DA RSVP69184