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What can you do now that you’ve listened to ‘The Sabotage of Black Education: The Fight Against Rahm Emanuel to Save Dyett High School’?

Consider a donation to the following organizations:

Journey for Justice Alliance  Journey for Justice Alliance was launched in 2012, in response to the growing problem of school privatization (starving of neighborhood schools, school closings, charter and contract school expansion, turnarounds) impacting cities across the United States.

The Kenwood Oakland Community Organization through the sustained engagement of low-income and working families develops multi-generational leaders who impact decision-making process and public policies, improving the quality of life in local communities. 

Alliance for Quality Education is a coalition mobilizing communities across the state to keep New York true to its promise of ensuring a high quality public education to all students regardless of zip code.

Rethinking Schools is the country’s leading grassroots magazine for social and racial justice in education.

Dignity In Schools challenges the systemic problem of pushout in our nation’s schools and works to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.

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Podcast Episode 6 – The Sabotage of Black Education: The fight against Rahm Emanuel to save Dyett High School

According to Jitu Brown, the organizer’s job is to create a space where people can begin to actually envision what they want to see, then create the experiences where people begin to win. The continued closures of our public schools and high-stakes testing illustrate the institutionalized racism that is embedded in our educational system. Jitu reflects on his work as National Director of Journey for Justice Alliance (J4J), which defends public education against school closings, turnarounds, phase-outs, and charter expansion. To combat institutionalized racism present in public schools, J4J has begun organizing campaigns at the local and federal level for sustainable community schools, calling for 25,000 by 2025.

Artwork by José Hernández Díaz of AgitArte

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Podcast Episode 5 – Queer Freedom and Trans Delight: Trans Day of Resilience Art Project with Micah Bazant + Kemi Alabi”

We reflect on the role of art and cultural strategy in movement building, and how imagining creative processes outside the dominant narratives supports intersectional and vibrant social justice movements, which allow us to be free!

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Ways to Support Navajo Nation: “Indigenous Mutual Aid + COVID-19 Response” Follow-Up Resource List

By: Thalia Carroll-Cachimuel

Indigenous Mutual Aid is an information and support network with an anti-colonial and anti-capitalist framework. We exist to inspire and empower autonomous Indigenous relief organizing in response to COVID-19.

Indigenous Action is a radical volunteer crew of anti-colonial & anti-capitalist Indigenous media makers & agitators that work together on a project by project basis for liberation for Mother Earth and all her beings.

Find Indigenous Mutual Aid Groups to learn more about and support.

Donate to the Radical Indigenous Mutual Aid Emergency Fund.

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Solidarity, Love, Death

By: Greg Jobin-Leeds

June 5, 2020.

Tomorrow will be the 5th anniversary of my best friend, Damon’s death. Damon died 9 months after my Dad, and 9 months before my Mom. From this period of loss, I learned a lot about how to grieve and how to care for the grieving and dying. During those 18 months, I completed WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN! and went on a book tour— it was during this time I was called to step up and be transformed.  

Two weeks ago, we began seeing the horrific images of the police murder of George Floyd following the murder Breonna Taylor, an EMT also killed by the police. Today would have been her birthday. Breonna was 26 years old, the same age as Ahmaud Arbery who was hunted down and murdered just weeks before, for the crime of being Black. 

It strikes me that some of the age-old wisdom that I learned about how to accompany the sick or grieving may apply to how to be in solidarity with folks on the frontlines of disaster or oppression.  

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REST IN PEACE #GEORGEFLOYD – WAYS TO SUPPORT #BLACKLIVESMATTER ACTION NOW!

By: Thalia Carroll-Cachimuel

The When We Fight, We Win! team honors the life of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all of the other murder victims of senseless anti-Black police violence and brutality. We are sending love and light to these families, and may they all rest in power.

Looking for ways to support during this time? Here are a few resources you can donate to or learn more about. Any donation counts.

Minnesota Organizations

The Minnesota Freedom Fund pays criminal bail and immigration bond for those who cannot afford to as we seek to end discriminatory, coercive, and oppressive jailing.

Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems.

Reclaim The Block works to make sure communities have the resources they need to thrive. Their grassroots group is up against the deep pockets of the Minneapolis police union, and they need your support.

North Star Health Collective your financial support enables North Start Health Collective to build a stronger and more robust radical healthcare collective. Your commitment strengthens radical health care in Minnesota and beyond.

Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar

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Podcast Episode 4 – Black and Brown Solidarity: The Struggle to Defend Public Education in Puerto Rico and the USA

How can we stand together to ensure the educational future of the next generation? Listen to the voices of AgitArte, the Federation of Teachers of Puerto Rico, Journey for Justice Alliance, and the Alliance for Quality Education as they worked together to convene The Transnational Encounter to Defend Public Education. This forum was held to explore how solidarity between two nations is imperative in working towards creating a strong public education system.

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What Can You Do Now That You’ve Listened to ‘Black and Brown Solidarity: The Struggle to Defend Public Education in Puerto Rico and the USA’

By Greg Jobin-Leeds & Thalia Carroll-Cachimuel

What can you do now that you’ve listened to When We Fight We Win! Podcast: Black and Brown Solidarity: The Struggle to Defend Public Education in Puerto Rico and the USA”

Whether you’re a long-time activist or learning now about how to get involved, these resources are a way to grow and contribute to the fight! 

1. Help financially by centering Puerto Rican led organizations. 

  • AgitArte works to initiate and lead community-based educational and arts programs, along with projects that agitate in the struggles for liberation. Please take a moment to consider a donation here
  • Jornada Se Acabaron las Promesas aims to denounce and stop the undemocratic discussions and policies that the JCF intends to impose.
  • Papel Machete is a worker’s street and community theater collective dedicated to puppetry, masks and performing objects for educational and agitational performances as a means of supporting the struggles of the working class and marginalized communities of Puerto Rico. You may donate here. 
  • Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico is a socially oriented and activist self-managed food distribution initiative.
  • Protect political feminist music with Plena Combativa.
  • The Federation of Teachers of Puerto Rico (FMPR) is working with allies to set up a collection center to collect and distribute needed supplies to those most affected by the recent earthquakes that have rocked Puerto Rico and devastated many parts of the south and south west of the island. Donate here. 
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Announcing Episode 4 of WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN! The Podcast: Black and Brown Solidarity: The Struggle to Defend Public Education in Puerto Rico and the USA

By: Greg Jobin-Leeds

Introducing WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN! The Podcast, Black and Brown Solidarity: The Struggle to Defend Public Education in Puerto Rico and the USA.

How can we stand in solidarity together to ensure the educational future of our next generation? Listen to the voices of AgitArte, the Federation of Teachers of Puerto Rico, Journey for Justice Alliance, and the Alliance for Quality Education as they worked together to hold The Transnational Encounter to Defend Public Education forum. This forum was held to explore how solidarity between two nations is imperative in working towards creating a strong public education system. 

From Oakland to Louisiana, all the way to Puerto Rico, these cities and places are working to ensure that our children are getting the education they deserve. Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Katrina, fighting political tyrants such as Julia Kehler, are just some of the barriers our communities are working to overcome. This episode shares the experience of educators working on the frontlines of education reform and the initiatives that they’re spearheading to make these changes become a reality. 

We are excited to offer this episode to you and want to thank everyone involved in this unique episode.

Episode 4 is now available across all podcast streaming platforms.

Like what you heard? Listen, subscribe and leave a review! We love to hear from you all. 

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Announcing Episode 3 of When We Fight, We Win! The Podcast: ‘Fighting the Common Enemy of White Supremacy with Stosh Cotler’

By: Greg Jobin-Leeds

Why would the Jewish community choose to stand up for immigrant communities? In this episode you’ll learn about the commitment to collective liberation and the importance of allies, speaking out and showing up united as one.

Episode 3 of When We Fight, We Win! The podcast has arrived. We speak with Stosh Cotler, the CEO, of Bend the Arc. Bend the Arc a movement of tens of thousands of progressive Jews from all across the country. They partner with immigrant-led and Black, brown and justice organizations. 

From anti-Semitism all the way to the rally for the rights of children separated from their families under the Trump administrations zero tolerance policy at the border, Stosh explores her role in the fight for uniting Jewish voices across America. Stosh is a leader in the modern Jewish resistance movement.

Episode 3 is now available across all podcast streaming platforms.

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